Work Life Balance - it’s what many of us strive to achieve but not many of us actually get. We may think we have it because we work part time (school hours) and close to home, but seriously, do you really have it?
"You get up, go to work put in your eight hours plus the rest, go home, cook dinner, go to bed, get up and do it all again."
After my second child I cut down to four days a week so I could have some extra time with my baby. However that ‘day off’ was spent running around, grocery shopping, washing, cleaning and even working. So much for spending quality time with my baby who was growing up so quickly.
In 2013 I decided to start my own business, ‘Out of the Box Consulting’ in the hope that perhaps I could have some real work life balance. However at the time I was still working in corporate. I managed to cut down my four days to three days, school hours and worked on the business on the other two days, after work and on weekends. I still didn’t have the work life balance thing sorted out though, but I was a step closer to where I wanted to be.
Ten months ago the opportunity arose allowing me to work in my business full time, and to be honest I haven’t looked back.
Here are my Top 10 benefits of running my own business and having work life balance:
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