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Work-life balance may be a chimera, Meg Hirshberg says, but you can take steps to lead a life that is fulfilling on both sides of the equation.

Suggested Readings

Founders School || Surviving the Entrepreneurial Life || Work and Family || Impact Guide (PDF).

Meg Cadoux Hirshberg, For Better or for Work: A Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs and Their Families, An Inc Original, 2012, Chapters 5, 6 and 7.

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

MGroysberg, Boris and Robin Abrahams. "Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life", Harvard Business Review, March 2014.

Dorie Clark. “How to Succeed in Business –Without Alienating Your Family”, Forbes, March 5, 2012.

Brad Feld and Amy Batchelor. Startup Life: Surviving and Thriving in a Relationships with an Entrepreneur. John Wiley & Sons, Inc: Hoboken, NJ. 2013. Chapter 4: Startup Company Life.

Questions for You

What are my priorities?

How can I juggle my passion for my company with a desire to be with my family?

Questions for the Family

What are our “musts” when it comes to time with our entrepreneur?

Tools and Exercises

Ask your family members what they hope for from you. Keep in mind that family members may want different things.

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