As a small-business owner, mother of four children and a wife of 15 years, one of the questions I often hear is, “how do you keep it all together?”
In short, how am I able to balance the important demands of Airfoil’s business with my equally important responsibilities at home?
The simple answer is I do my very best.
The better answer is I make choices every day.
Some days, this means I am “on” 24/7 because that is what my clients and our business demands. Other days, I choose to be a wife/mother first.
At the end of the day, it’s my choice … and I am accountable for it.
[Full disclosure: I don’t always make the right call. I make what I believe is the right decision, assume responsibility, and move on.]
Frankly, I agree with the PRBreakfastClub author and his stance that all of this chatter about work/life balance is nonsense.
Seems like a lot of people are holding out for some Zen-like work/personal state of being. I wish them luck. It’s going to be a very long wait!
Ultimately, it comes down to this – finding what works best for you and your business, and doing whatever you have to do in order to be successful with both.
The choice is yours to make.
-- Janet Tyler