Children and husbands are often viewed as a burden to startup life -- distractions that prevent entrepreneurs from focusing all their time and effort on the business. Rarely do we give credence to the benefits of having a strong, supportive partner.
Where would criticism lay in regards to his personal life? Somewhere, I imagine, but the points presented here just don't seem to hold water. Where did we diverge the paths of success and fulfillment in life when it comes to work and family?
Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is becoming more of a challenge in this day and age, especially since we have the capability to stay connected to our work duties and overflowing inboxes via smartphone and tablet.
Very often, businesses are born from a passion for what we love. And as driven self-starters, it's not long before we start wearing many different hats to get the job done. We dive in with optimism and zeal, believing we can do it all.
As I contemplated what to write about in my post for National Work and Family Month, an interesting piece of research crossed my desk entitled, "Are Family-Friendly Workplace Practices a Valuable Firm Resource?"
Business in a capitalist society has one goal and one goal only: to make money. This is often given as a justification for denying the value of policies that help employees achieve (or even attempt) work-life balance.