It’s Shakespeare’s birthday weekend here in London – and, of course, elsewhere – so after I’ve written this newsletter I’m taking my daughter down to the South Bank to take part in the celebrations…
Which means that even on a Sunday I’m juggling work and family commitments. I’ve been doing that for so long it’s second nature but it got me to thinking about how hard it can be.
Even if you don’t have a family, you might have a full-time job, friends to keep up with or a hobby that is important to you.
In this week’s newsletter, therefore, you will find tips on how to achieve that elusive work life balance when you’re running, or trying to run, an online (or offline) business.
There are some excellent tips here, including how to have the BAM attitude:
And some here that focus particularly well on time management (hint: guard it ruthlessly):
If you’d like a downloadable guide, there is a rather nice one here if you scroll to the bottom of the page and hit the pink button – no opt-in required.
It’s aimed at business owners but the tips are relevant to almost anyone trying to run their own home enterprise:
While here’s a great real-life case study from Steve Chou who not only works full-time as a hardware engineer but runs a successful ecommerce store, a blog, a podcast and an online course alongside his family commitments:
For an excellent selection of freebie worksheets and planners to help with all your work-life balance and time management needs, go here:
Someone who knows how to look after himself while creating enormous success is James Altucher, author of one of my fave books: Choose Yourself.
His podcasts are full of great info on how to do just that and this one with Charles Duhigg, productivity expert, is on how to be smarter, better, faster and most of all, free:
Your TED talk this week offers more wisdom on achieving work-life balance with Nigel Marsh, author of Fat, Forty and Fired and successful marketer – this is one of the most popular TED talks ever and for good reason: