Life Work Balance

Life Work Balance

Life Work BalanceOne of the most frequent questions we get asked by someone just starting out as an entrepreneur is how many hours do we work in our business and it ends in a conversation about life work balance.

Let’s explain and put the life work balance or work life balance into perspective from our point of view.  How we rationalise this and how it’s allowed us to create a business that gives us both time and financial freedom.  We work hard because we treat it as a business but we also play hard and have time away from our business to refresh and renew ourselves.

We just got back from a week on the Costa del Sol in Spain (our sunshine bolt hole) to enjoy a few days of winter sunshine so we truly do know how important it is to have that life work balance.  We do confess though we are workaholics but we actually enjoy shooting videos for our business and don’t see it as work!

We saw this video from our friend Jeff Walker just the other day where he answers the same question from the ski slopes following a “get away” with his wife.  We think he gets the message across perfectly

Life Work Balance Jeff Walker

Lifestyle, Metallica, and Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

Jeff Walker talks about having listened to a podcast with James Hetfield (the singer and rhythm guitarist for Metallica) and was amazed at the similarities between staying sane as a rock star and staying healthy as an entrepreneur. We’re not all that different, and it comes down to choices …

We know personally how important this is.  We worked seriously hard to get our business to where much of it is automated now so that when we choose to take some down time, to travel, to ski, to go somewhere warm and sunny, our business works for us.  So yes we might work a full 8 hours a day when we are in work mode so that we can enjoy life mode.

We’re also not driven to make millions of dollars.  We’re in our sixties and we want a life.  Time for us, time to travel and time to spend with our family.  We just want enough money to pay the bills and have a retirement pot that will see us to the end of our days. And to be able to share what we know with others and help them achieve their goals and dreams.

Like Jeff says, it’s just a choice…

It’s a choice not to sit there and keep on checking your email, and keep on checking your stats, and heaven forbid keep on checking social. It’s get out and have a life. That’s what it’s all about.

The great thing about online business, it gives us so many freedoms. It gives us a freedom of when we work, of how much we work, of who we work with and for, and who we serve, which is a really, really big one. It also gives us a choice of where we live. I’m like, okay, I’m going to live out in the mountains. I’m going to live out where it’s beautiful.

So yes life work balance is incredibly important for everyone entering the online business entrepreneurship world but you have to be prepared to put in the work up front.  The learning of new skills, the implementation of those skills (taking action) until such time as you have a business that works for you as hard as you worked for it in the beginning. … and you have to have a very strong reason why!

With the internet comes the opportunity to create a lifestyle by design – one that is tailored to you and what you want out of life.

You can check out our new program The Ultimate Retirement Breakthrough, download our free Mini-Book and see for yourself how to create the perfect life work balance just as we now have.

Thanks for joining us on our blog today 🙂

Chris and Susan Signature

 

 

Who Are We

We’re retired accountants of a certain age (60+) with 5 great kids and 4 grandchildren. We love skiing and traveling the world and have achieved a fabulous life helping others to start and build a successful business online and now speak and train all over the world following that passion.  Our worldwide educational business is centered on online marketing business education and wealth creation and a desire to help you create financial freedom online through entrepreneurship whatever your age or experience.

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