Running a business is a demanding job, especially so if that business is a startup without the vast resources of large corporations. As a founder you will tend to cover for any shortcomings and all sorts of responsibilities will end up in your lap, from important meetings with potential clients to menial tasks such as paying office utility bills. Taking these on means that you will have a greater sense of control of the company, but it can, and almost surely will, take its toll on your work–life balance.
A lack of work–life balance is unsustainable in the long run. It will affect your productivity first and eventually seep into your personal life. Ultimately, it will probably lead to burnout and be detrimental to your mental and physical health.
Founders in particular tend to feel that ‘if you’re not busy moving forward, you’re moving backwards’, with the perpetual fear that your competitors will outpace you. Whilst this is absolutely true, it doesn’t mean you have to be busy all the time – in fact, I’d argue that if you’re busy all the time, you will be moving slower than your competitors because you won’t have the free time to do the most important thing of all: to think.
Since launching SyndicateRoom I’ve made a conscious effort to maintain a (mostly) healthy work–life balance. It hasn’t always been easy.
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