Founders share their tips and tricks for staying sane (and productive). Entrepreneur Staff Published 8:00 am CDT, Friday, April 26, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Six Ways to Achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance 1 / 1 Back to Gallery 1. Schedule it. “Google calendars truly are amazing -- we block out hours on them to create the free time and head space we need as cofounders. From ‘No-Plans Wednesday’ nights to daily lunch and work blocks, we use organization to create balance. Also, did you know that Slack has a snooze feature? Highly … [Read more...] about Six Ways to Achieve Perfect Work-Life Balance
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The struggle is real, people. No matter what their age, gender, and role, the majority (70%) of workers reported that they feel overwhelmed by their workload and are struggling to maintain a work-life balance, according to a LinkedIn Learning survey of more than 2,800 professionals. What’s a stressed-out worker to do? Indeed just published a ranking of companies that offer the best work-life balance for those who are looking to jump ship and land in calmer waters. Among the 15 highly rated companies, those that landed in the top five are: Keller Williams Realty In-N-Out Burger Capital One Cisco Caldwell Banker What they all have in common is flexibility. Of course, realtors and restaurant chains allow their workers to make their own hours. Keller Williams was particularly lauded for trusting its associates to master their own schedules. Cisco, the only tech company on the list, is known for encouraging remote work. Capital One’s reviews noted that employees could work … [Read more...] about Work at one of these 5 companies if you want better work-life balance
Recently, I received a question from a contact on LinkedIn. She asked me whether I thought work-life balance was dead. My answer: I hope so! To be clear, I’m not advocating that you should give up your quest to have a fulfilling career and a thriving personal life, and I am definitely not saying that you have to give up one to have the other. I also acknowledge that we have a work-life problem, but I’m arguing that the concept of balance has never been helpful, because it’s too limiting. You see, our language makes a difference, and how we refer to things matters because it affects our thinking and therefore our actions. My son is learning about linguistic determinism in school. (Yes, it sounds fancy, and it is.) The idea is that that the words we use shapes how we think. Eskimos have 50 different words for snow, and the Sami, who live in Norway, Sweden, and northern Finland have 1,000 different words for reindeer. Their needs to know, survive, and understand the … [Read more...] about We need to stop striving for work-life balance. Here’s why
Last year, I felt that my whole life revolved around work. In 2019, that is all going to change. Nicole Snow Published 9:30 am CST, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Nicole Snow and her daughter Nicole Snow and her daughter Photo: Erica Stoeckeler Photo: Erica Stoeckeler Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Nicole Snow and her daughter Nicole Snow and her daughter Photo: Erica Stoeckeler I'm a Woman Entrepreneur Who Created a Better Work-Life Balance. How You Can Do That, Too. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In 2018 -- just last year! -- I felt that my whole life revolved around work. I didn’t feel that I had any control over my time; my business set my entire agenda, even on weekends. … [Read more...] about I’m a Woman Entrepreneur Who Created a Better Work-Life Balance. How You Can Do That, Too.
Anyone who works is apt to struggle in one regard or another. For some, it’s a matter of dealing with a bad boss or obnoxious coworkers. For others, it’s perpetual deadlines. But the single greatest challenge workers faced last year was none other than finding a better work-life balance, according to LinkedIn. If you’ve had a hard time juggling a job along with a personal life, you’re clearly in good company. Here are five steps you can take to improve your work-life balance this year. 1. Set priorities As mere humans, we can’t do it all–either at work or in life. As the new year kicks into gear, pledge to do a better job of setting priorities for yourself so that you’re spending your time meaningfully and don’t end up feeling bad about the things you ultimately have to say no to. For example, if you’re interested in three new projects at work that will eat up much of your time, choose the one that’s most likely to help your … [Read more...] about Adopt these habits to achieve work-life balance this year