Success Tip – Take Time for You!

One thing that I hear all the time from business people is how busy they are.  Almost like how many hours you work equates with how successful you are as a business person.  I mean, you must be pretty important if your work world would fall apart if you didn’t work an 80 hour week, right?  I have different views!  I would say you must be pretty important if you can make the same amount of money and work only 20 or 30 hours a week – seems much more valuable to me, or at least you’re making more per hour!  But really though, when did the shift go to spending tons of time at work instead of taking time to enjoy life being success?

I think one of the biggest signs of success for a business person is a business person that can love their job and still be loved by their family and friends – and that certainly doesn’t come by spending all your time at work and none at play!  Your friends and family will cease to be that (well, your family may still be your family officially, but them may not appreciate you!) if you don’t spend any time with them.  People are always talking about living a balanced life, I’m not sure how much that exists honestly, but I think one can live a more satisfying life by making sure they have leisure time outside of work.

So the next time you get to send in that proposal for another contract, or set a deadline for a project at work, make sure you really think about it.  Are you giving yourself enough time in a “normal” 40 hour work week or would you have to work double that in order to meet your deadline?  Make sure you schedule in some family and friends time into your work schedule – even if you literally have to block it into your calendar!

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This entry was posted by Anna Kouwenberg on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 10:24 am and is filed under General, Marketing, Networking. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.