Importance of Balancing Life and Business
As a new entrepreneur, you may feel that being successful is all about giving everything to your business. However, professional success achieved by sacrificing your personal life–and especially family life–may seem rewarding at first, but does not hold any promise in the long term.
Balancing Life and Business – Make it a Priority
History is filled with incidents where large business magnates have won over the world, but have been unable to replicate the same success at home. This failure imminently boils over and wreaks havoc on the professional front as well. After all, you cannot run a business successfully when you are unhappy. The delicate balance of life and business is very difficult to achieve, but it gets easier when you have a business consultant on your side.
The Work-Life Balance is a simple concept that focuses on prioritizing properly between “businesswork” (ambition and career) and “your life style” (Family, Friends, Health, Spiritual needs, Pleasure, Entertainment, and Leisure activities).
The importance of the work-life balance
“Looking back at the times where I allowed my work to create stress and frustration in my life, I now realize what I thought was important really was not. I am not saying you should not take your work seriously; what I am saying is that we need to realize that life is all about balance.” – Catherine Pulsifer
The balance of life and work should exist no matter what kind of work you do–whether a businessman or an athlete. Anyone involved in sports would be familiar with the term “burnout”. It is the result of an athlete pushing himherself so hard that it ultimately leads to fatigue and failure in the moments that count. I have seen burnouts occur as a sports and business coach, and the reason is the same in every case–the lack of balance between work and life.
The importance of a business coach in balancing your life and work
Athletes need a coach to tell them where to stop and draw the line between performing well on the pitch and at home. In a similar way, a business coach is also necessary for a businessperson to know where to draw the line between overworking and working hard. This line is thin in sports and in corporate offices, and only an experienced business coach who has seen it happen can realize the subtle difference.
A business coach or business consultant can take many roles in a company, including that of an advisor and manager. However, when it comes to keeping the balance between life and work, a business coach can act as a mentor, guide or even as a friend. In such scenarios, a business coach does not just need to be confined to the walls of your office. With a good business consultant, you can learn lessons about the work-life balance that have taken years for even the biggest corporate businessmen to grasp.
So, if you are looking to get a good business coach for yourself and your business, making balancing life and business a top priority in your life, you are on the right track to true success–both at home and in your work.
Frank Kamal is the CEO & Principal Consultant at Solid Vision Consulting (SVC). SVC offers effective business coaching and consulting solutions for men, women, entrepreneurs, startups and mature mid-size companies across multiple industries and projects. Contact SVC today.