Rules for Achieving a Good Work-Life Balance

Ever wonder how some business owners seem to have all the time in the world for vacations and mid-week activities all while being at the head of a vibrant business?  It’s likely that they follow the ground rules for making sure their business doesn’t depend on their constant presence.   

1.  Choose the right kind of business

Choosing a franchise business is a great first step.  The support you’ll receive from the franchisor will make running the business much easier.  But that’s only half the story.  You want to look for a business that also has:

2.  Expect the beginning to be intense

The number-one misconception of new franchisees is thinking that once the doors open, the business runs itself.  To shape a business that allows you a true work-life balance in the medium and long-term, be prepared to work hard to lay a foundation for that in the opening months.

3.  Prepare the groundwork for delegating responsibility

Most entrepreneurs are go-getters with the energy to do everything.  But you’ll be a better boss and achieve a more fulfilling work-life balance if you delegate.  The key to successful delegation is deliberate preparation:

If you follow these rules, you won’t have to answer the phone every time it rings, and you’ll be able to go to the school play, or even Tahiti, while the business operates and thrives.

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