How to Balance the Entrepreneurial Life

Remote workers must establish boundaries.

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In this backstage interview from Leadercast Women 2019, Kate Delaney, Emmy award-winning journalist and host of “The Kate Delaney Show,” discusses the importance of work-life balance, particularly for entrepreneurs or those who work from home. 

“A lot of times when you work from home, you work harder,” she says. “You work more because you see the project, you want to get it done, you just keep chipping away at it. And that's good in one sense, but in another sense, what happens when there's no stillness? … There's a serious chance of a crash.”

Watch the video to learn more about work-life balance for remote workers.

When you decide that you're not going to work for a company and you're going to strike out on your own and maybe start a startup or you're a solopreneur, just flat out an entrepreneur. We have all kinds of fancy words for it, but you're basically out on your own. So you're not going into a place every day, seeing the same people, and you have that job title.

I think it's really important, a couple of things. One, to remember to have work-life balance, because the dirty little secret is a lot of times when you work from home, you work harder. You work more because you see the project, you want to get it done, you just keep chipping away at it. And that's good in one sense, but in another sense, what happens when there's no stillness? Creativity flourishes when you're rested, when you're paying attention to the signs around you. It withers on the vine when you're constantly hitting it hard hour after hour after hour after hour. You're sitting there working, pumping out content or invoices or reaching out to people on business calls. That's all important and part of it, but there's times to set aside for getting that balance. And if you don't do it, I think there's a serious chance of the crash. And it's happened to plenty of entrepreneurs who are massively successful where it was just too much and they realized it was actually costing them even money because they weren't seeing the trees through the forest because how can you when you're so overwhelmed?

So the danger of getting overwhelmed is very, very real. If you can set those boundaries and put out times right from the start, you'll be so much better and well-rested and exercising and meditating and journaling, whatever it is you do. You'll feel so much better, and you'll be much better for the world.
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Kate Delaney

Kate Delaney is an Emmy award-winning journalist and speaker who has interviewed more than 15,000 people, including U.S. presidents, top CEOs and Hall of Fame athletes. As a woman hosting a successful, highly rated radio talk show, Ka...

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