Pam Slim over at Escape from Cubicle Nation has a terrific post on how to Avoid becoming the stressed-out, overworked entrepreneur:
One of my readers recently asked this very astute question:
“Some of the people I know that actually own a business (most of them selling some sort of product or franchise), they complain that they work a lot more than on a regular job. You can see them working weekends much more than other people. I’d like to know if this holds as well for consultancy based businesses. (one of the reasons to have your own business is to increase quality of life and time with family, so it seems contradictory)”
Pam outlines some important things to consider about designing your business and offers some recommendations on dealing with overwork.
Many parents leave the corporate world to work from home, only to find that they’re working more and have less time. The key is to create a life that accommodates your business, and a business that accommodates your life.