A major concern among many of my students is “life balance”, and more specifically, struggling with balancing work and family. I can’t tell you how many people come to me with this worry that if they spend time with their family, it will take away from their business success and vice versa. Today I’m here to tell you that that does NOT have to be your reality. Find out why in the lesson below!
Balancing Work and Family as an Entrepreneur
A lot of people ask me: is it even possible to reach the highest levels of success while maintaining happy personal relationships?
I’m here to tell you that yes, it’s possible — but it requires a heck of a lot of balance.
Balancing Work and Family Is a Choice
Most people are on the treadmill of work for money. They get on that treadmill, and it just keeps on going faster and faster. While they may not realize it, if they keep going this way, at some point they will end up broke and broken. Worst of all, they’ll have nothing to show for all their hard work and time.
Why does this happen to so many people? Simple. Because most people don’t realize that they’re responsible for every part of their lives.
The truth is, you create your life not just every day, not just every hour, but every single second.
That means if you’re struggling to find balance in your career and relationships, well…that’s on you.
Everything in our lives, within reason, is a choice. You need to understand that anything you don’t have right now is your choice.
In particular, if you find yourself constantly putting work ahead of your relationships, and you wonder why you’re alone on Saturday night every week or your spouse is constantly upset with you because they feel neglected… well, it’s pretty obvious.
It’s your choice.
You Are in Control
One of the most important lessons in life that you can learn is that life doesn’t happen to you; you happen to life.
Now, I’m not blaming you for how your life has panned out. But it’s your creation. That job is your creation. That income is your creation. That relationship, or lack thereof, is your creation.
The great news is that you’ve got control of the steering wheel of your life. That means you can turn a little to the left, or a little to the right, or make a complete u-turn.
If you feel like you don’t have space for a relationship, but you’re also worried about how you’d pay the bills if you cut down on work, you need to reevaluate. After all, doubt will always start creeping in — but you need to doubt the doubt.
It’s normal for you to have doubts when your higher conscious speaks until you’re practiced at trusting your higher self. Most people are not practiced at it, so it’s uncomfortable at first.
However, remember that when you decide to do it differently, you can still be very successful. In fact, you can be even more successful. You can be balanced and happy. In fact, you can have it all.
Simply set your intention. Then design your life around it.
If you believe you have to work, work, work just to get by, what do you think you’re going to do? It’s pretty obvious: your life will revolve solely around your work.
My Task for You
If you want to achieve true balance in your life, you need to hold yourself accountable and create balance in your life. For example, you may decide with your partner that Wednesday nights each week starting at 6pm are dedicated solely to ‘date night.’ Then you commit to and stick to that every week.
Or maybe it’s dedicating each Sunday during the day to family outings doing something fun and adventurous with your kids or significant other — no cell phones allowed! You get the point. No matter what your balance looks like, you need to find it.
If you find it difficult to change, imagine it this way: if you were starting from scratch and creating a masterpiece of your life, what would it look like?
Now, what are the first three actions you can take this week to move you towards balancing work and family? Let me know in the comments below. I challenge you to commit to those actions and complete them before the end of this week!
Enjoy and good luck!
For Your Freedom,