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I don't think there's such a thing as 'Balance'

I don’t think there’s such thing as balance when you own your own business.

Now hear me out

When I say that I mean it in the way in which I don’t believe you can have it all without compromise.

And I don’t think that’s a bad thing; the fact we have to compromise.

When we begin seeking more ‘balance’ from my conversations unraveling this with clients, it’s often more a metaphorical balance. A balance inside of feelings rather than of time spent on x,y,z

Because the thing is in business ownership or life in general you’ll always have to compromise something. Whether that’s something more impactful like time with the family or simply just knowing you can’t switch your emails off at 5pm.

There will always be compromise or a ‘lack of balance’.

So how do you reconcile this feeling of wanting more ‘balance’? It starts with your mindset. How do you feel about having to compromise or miss out on time with the family? How does it feel to be replying to emails after 5pm?

If you’ve worked on the big goal and the vision for what you’re going after; if you have your plan and strategies then maybe that lack of balance is ok ‘for now’.

Once you come to terms with timescales and once you have a plan, sometimes it isn’t balance you are looking for, but the ability to see the bigger picture and the need for compromise on the journey. To reconcile feelings and see it as a ‘for now’ lack of balance.

When you think about it this way, balance might not be the thing you are seeking after all. It might just be trying to keep the vision and goal alive in your mind to make the rest feel more manageable

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