As a parent or partner running a business or holding down a full-time job, it’s sometimes easy to overwork yourself, and often to the detriment of your personal life.
For most of us, quitting our day jobs to follow our passion seems completely unrealistic. So, if your full-time job is the job you need, then your passion should be the job that you choose.
If you thought you worked hard, you should ask your dad or granddad what their career was like at your age. A few short decades ago, the world of work was very different.
Achieving a healthy balance between work and personal life can, for many of us, seem like an impossible feat. Choosing between work and personal life is certainly a dilemma we’ve all encountered at one point or another.
Until recently, the words “balanced” and “entrepreneur” were rarely found in the same sentence. However, equilibrium is indeed required for business success and enjoyment on the road to get there – just ask Richard Branson.
The cliché says that the world is not made up of black and white issues but shades of grey. As with most clichés there is an element of truth, a truth that one only truly accepts as you reach a certain stage of maturity. The saying is valid in all aspects of life but I have come to recognise that it is also extremely applicable in business. In business, however, I would think that it is normally referred to as "balance".
While we might think that as humans we’ve evolved far beyond the habits of our ancient ancestors, we are all still affected by our history. Eye lines and balance are two key elements with roots in our ancestry that alter the way we shop in the present day.
Recent studies have revealed we are becoming a nation of stressed-out workers. How can employers relax us all?
Businesses must be adaptable and agile and constantly look around for new export hot-spots.