Characteristics of a Successful Business 4
Being an entrepreneur can put you in a precarious position with personal relationships, as your focus and dedication can mean working 70-hour weeks and neglecting your friends and family.
This is a recipe for burnout, and recovering from burnout will take you longer than putting your phone away and having a nice family dinner or outing with your friends.
Losing connection with who you are and those you love can sidetrack your business just as much as losing focus can. Working harder does not equal working smarter; in fact, people who work fewer hours actually get more done.
Don’t get consumed by your business. While crafting your small-business strategy, take time to get back to the roots of your passion, reconnect with those you love and steer your business in the positive direction that you define.