I try to count my blessings year ‘round, but there’s something about November that just gets me really thinking about all the things I’m thankful for, including being a business owner with a good sense of work/life balance. Here are a few of the things on my list of gratitude.
1. I Can Enjoy Life
While I work harder than anyone I know to grow my business, I’m also aware that I need time off to balance that hard work. My family takes a few vacations together every year, and I usually manage to sneak off to Vegas or New York by myself or with Phil.
The Lesson for You: All work and no play doesn’t make you a well-rounded (or stress-free) entrepreneur. You need time off…even if it’s just half a day. And if you can help it, don’t work while on vacation. It reduces the effectiveness!
2. My Kids Inherited My Work Ethic
Whether or not any of my four kids become entrepreneurs or join us in the family business down the road, I am super proud of the lessons they’ve learned in watching their entrepreneur parents. They know anything worth doing is worth doing right, and that nothing comes without hard work.
The Lesson for You: If you have kids, do you talk to them about your business? You should. It helps them better understand the world, as well as opens up possibilities for them. Not everyone has to be an employee of someone else!
3. I Have Amazing Employees
Phil and I are so completely grateful to have such a fab staff. Many of them have been with us from the start, and they’re all equally passionate about helping people start and grow their businesses. Continue reading “Thanksgiving: 4 Things to Be Thankful For in Being a Family-Oriented Entrepreneur” »