Balancing the Entrepreneurial Life

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Everyone knows an entrepreneur’s life comes with a lot of highs and lows, sometimes even in the same day. It’s important to develop routines or coping mechanisms to keep yourself fresh.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Startup CEO || Balancing the Entrepreneurial Life || Impact Guide (PDF).

Schnieders, Amanda. “How to Navigate the Ups and Downs of Startup Life.” Article. Forbes, 20 October 2015.

Minch, Jeffrey. Big Red Car. "The Loneliness of Leadership." The Musings of the Big Red Car. 24 June 2013.

Suster, Mark. “Understanding Your True Character as an Entrepreneur” Both Sides of the Table. Blog, 19 April 2015.

Thimothy, Solomon. “7 Changes All Entrepreneurs Struggling With Work-Life Balance Should Embrace” Huffpost Business. Blog, 18 August 2015.

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, "These CEOs Use Business Metrics on Their Marriages", Inc. July/August 2013.

Work and Family” – Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life with author Meg Hirshberg. Meg Cadoux Hirshberg draws on the experiences of hundreds of entrepreneurial families (her own included) to provide important insights into how families can survive the entrepreneurial life – with all its ups and downs.

Blumberg, Matt and Hanny Hindi. “Chapter Forty-Four: Staying Fresh.” Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling up Your Business. Wiley, 2013. 327-336. Print.

Blumberg, Matt and Hanny Hindi. “Chapter Forty-Five: Your Family.” Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling up Your Business. Wiley, 2013. 337-344. Print.

Blumberg, Matt and Hanny Hindi. “Chapter Forty-Six: Traveling.” Startup CEO: A Field Guide to Scaling up Your Business. Wiley, 2013. 345-348. Print.

Questions for You

How do I draw boundaries around my time? Where are these most important?

What kind of things are important for me to have time to do?

Which tasks could someone else take over?

Questions for Your Team

What is the work-life balance culture in the company?

How is this reflected in day-to-day operations?

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