Ignition Video Series: Jen Slaw on Achieving a Work Life Balance

Ignition Video Series: Jen Slaw on Achieving a Work Life Balance

One of the biggest and most common challenges of entrepreneurship is finding a healthy work life balance.  Since we often wear many hats in our business, it can become overwhelming to try and juggle all of the responsibilities without getting overwhelmed.  To help with this issue, Jen Slaw, speaker and expert juggler, appears as a guest on Ignition to share how entrepreneurs and business owners can achieve a work life balance.

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Question of the Week: I started my event planning business four years ago. Now I have a team of three other people working for me. I found that in managing and working in the business I am really overwhelmed and running out of time. Back when it was just me, or even me and my first employee, it was exhilarating, but now there’s just not enough time to do everything. How do I manage to run a business, plan events and stay sane. Is it really possible to have any semblance of a work-life balance.

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Jen shares that the idea of achieving a 50/50 work life balance is impractical. Instead, she says to follow the acronym BALL to achieve a healthy work life balance.

Break it down

When you look at everything that you have to do it can be extremely overwhelming.  Instead, break everything down and prioritize it by level of importance.  This will allows you to focus on one thing at a time instead of overwhelming yourself with everything at once.

Ask for Help

Having a group of mentors or advisors that can help you allow you to have an additional support and channel of communication for advice and input.

Learn from the drops

Don't let the fear of failure stop you from taking risks.  Instead, learn from your mistakes and use them to your advantage to help improve your business.

Let it go

Be willing to delegate work to others so that you can get the most out of your time and focus on what's really important. Don't let pesky little things get to you, just let them go.