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Ways to balance work and family

Article Summary   by:remajai     Original Author: remajai
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1. Expand only as your time and resources permit. Stay flexible.

2. Discuss your business proposal with your family before starting up to prepare them for changes that mayaffect them and for their possible roles in your business'''' operations.
3. Respect what you do and the time you devote to your work. Never give the impression that you are merely ''''dabbling''''. People will think twice before making demands on your time if they think you are truly committed.''''''''

4. Be very firm about your timings and do not let domestic chores cut into your work schedule.
5. Keep the family computer and phone separate from your professional one.

6. Have friends who do similar work, so you can compare notes. 7.Do not focus too much on money if you are not the primary breadwinner. Find an occupation you really like and build a satisfying life around it.

8. Children and family come first. That''''s why you are at home but they don''''t come first, second, third, fourth...everywhere, all the time. Learn to discern bwtween what is critical for their well being and what is over indulgence.
9. Discipline your family to understand howmuch you value your work and that they should adjust to your work life just as you are adjusting to theirs.

10. Don''''t try and do everything yourself. You can''''t cook, clean and be expected to write strategy on the same day - get help if you can afford it.
Published: February 05, 2008   
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