I completely lost my mind when I read about Anthony Bourdain’s suicide. If there was one person living an amazing life, I would have said it was him.
I have written about my own mud-wrestling with depression, but this post on Carol Roth’s blog is the start of a movement for me. We can’t just talk about it when we lose a celebrity. It’s the discussion we need to keep having.
Point A to Point B Transitions Inc. turned eight this week! Understandably, I found myself thinking about the journey – our Point A to Point B.
Between 2010 and now there have been some huge wins and some epic face-plants.
We’ve helped our clients achieve things they never dreamed were possible – a 50% pay increase, job offer within six weeks after being in transition for 18 months, transition from 15-year entrepreneur to very happy employee – so many great stories.
When you’re starting and growing a business, boundaries can become fluid or nonexistent.* I was talking with a former entrepreneur who recently took a corporate job, and she commented that one of the things she likes is there is now an end to the day for her.
This got me thinking about some of the boundaries I need to firm up between me the person and me the business owner. Here are some lines in the sand you may need to draw:
1. How much time you invest in your business
This is a brutal one for entrepreneurs, especially if you work from home. The workday can easily bleed into the working evening, and even into the late-night obsession.
I like to break up my day with a midday walk or short outing. I feel I return clearer and more focused.
However, I would be better off if I set a cutoff time for working hours and incorporated some ritual or reminder for the end of the working day, helping me transition to my personal time.
* This post was published originally on CarolRoth.com | Business Unplugged and you can read the rest of the post here.
As you may know, I publish most of my content for small business on Business Unplugged | CarolRoth.com because I am the editor-in-chief of that blog, and Carol has a bigger platform in the #smallbiz space.