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Balancing Life

Posted on: December 23, 2009 I Written By

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Life is a really interesting thing. There are so many things to do each day that you could never do all of them. In fact, you are certain to transgress something or someone in life. It’s just the nature of life.

This really isn’t a problem per se, but it does mean that you have to learn to balance your life. The better you are at balancing your life the happier you’ll be. Plus, if you balance it better I believe you can also get more done.

The key to that is that I believe you’ll get more done when you’re happy. That’s not to say if you’re out of balance you can’t get stuff done. However the sum of all the things you get done will be less. That’s why you have to balance.

Of course, it’s not easy to balance everything in life. In fact, it’s extremely difficult. However, the difficult things are usually those of the most worth.

Conservative Persistence

Posted on: December 16, 2009 I Written By

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I’ve read a lot of things in my life that talk about the sacrifices that you have to make to be a successfuk entrepreneur. Not the least of which is Mark Cuban who describes starting a business as a 24x7x365 game. He even goes so far as to salute those entrepeneurs who happily choose their business over their family.

I’ve only met one entrepeneur that I think did a great job balancing the 2. I’m sure there are more, but I remember hearing about a guy who did a great job working his butt off at work, but still made it home at a reasonable time to be with the family. He had to plan better and make it a priority, but he did it.

Of course, in true entrepreneurship fashion, when someone tells me I can’t do it I want to find a way to prove them wrong. We’ll see in a couple years how I’ve done, but I think it’s possible to be an entrepreneur and still a good father. It will take a lot of compartmentalizing and planning, but I’m giving it a whirl.

The way I look at it is that the number one key to being a successful entrepreneur is persistence. It may take longer to be successful, but I think concistence persistence can achieve amazing things. Time will tell.