Why taking time out is so important for you and your business

Why taking time out is so important for you and your business

Here we are, racing toward the end of the summer. For me and my family, it has been our first summer living in Vancouver, Canada. A very special time for us all. I am taking most of this month off to enjoy our new life in our new country. Time for me and my family to enjoy achieving this move - a family goal we have all been working very hard to achieve for a long time. I will also be using some of the time to think about new business ideas … [Read more...]

The Hidden Cause of Feeling Overwhelmed

Feeling overwhelmed?

Feeling overwhelmed? You are not alone. It strikes all of us at some time. The way you deal with it will greatly influence how quickly you will stop feeling overwhelmed. There are all sorts of ways to do this. Things like simplifying, saying no to stuff, improve scheduling, dropping non essential tasks - to name but a few. Those things, whilst they can be very effective, are not dealing with the hidden cause of feeling … [Read more...]

Why Work Life Balance Is So Damn Hard To Achieve

Why is work life balance so damn hard to achieve

When I posted the previous post Why Work Life Balance is NOT for the Self Employed it prompted a number of discussions with some of my twitter followers on the whole work life balance concept. One of the questions that I got asked was: Why is Work Life Balance so hard to achieve? In order to answer that question, let’s start (in true Stephen Covey style) with the end in mind? Ask yourself this: Imagine you have achieved your ideal work life … [Read more...]

Why Work Life Balance is NOT for the Self Employed

Why Work Life Balance is NOT for Home Business Owners

Are you chasing work life balance? If so, why? Is it because everyone is chasing it so it seems the thing to strive for? Maybe you believe it is the answer to the challenges of juggling being Self Employed and having a life. Whatever the reason you are chasing work life balance, stop it. Yes, you read right – stop it. Why you should stop chasing Work Life Balance The work life balance movement was started by organisations as a way to … [Read more...]