Work-Life Balance

News and Articles About Work-Life Balance

Barbara Corcoran's Essential Shark Tools for Success

A real estate executive learns firsthand from an industry icon how to bootstrap a business, be a strong seller, attempt balance and recover from any hard knocks.

Divide and Conquer: Why You Should Separate Your Personal and Business Funds

Many entrepreneurs struggle to separate the value of their business from their own net worth (and self-worth).

Meet the CEO Who Took His Teen Son to a $55 Million Funding Meeting

The CEO of a marketing and sales software company used a business trip as an opportunity to bond with his 18 year old.

The Benefits of Taking a Break

If you're feeling uncreative and more than a little burned out, it may be time to briefly unplug, get active, and find someone to talk to.

5 Traits Making You a Great Entrepreneur But Maybe Not a Good Dinner Date

You must be single-minded when it comes to your business. It will overshadow everything else. Just watch out for one key area.

Unlimited Paid Vacation: 'Jedi Mind Trick' or Good Policy?

While some critics may balk at an unlimited vacation policy, when implemented correctly it can be a no-cost way to lure employees and boost productivity.

The Secret to Hard Conversations With Staff

Frequent, structured talks keep communication lines open and make expectations clear.

Conquer Stress and Master Sleep for a Richer Life

The magic ingredient of shut-eye comes free. Yet it eludes many adults. Find out how to reclaim it for top performance.

A Guide to Maternity Leave for Entrepreneurs

Nurture both babies at once with a bit of planning, foresight and a team you can trust and rely upon.

4 Ways to Max Out the 40-Hour Workweek

To help people crack the code for how to create an efficient and impactful 40-hour workweek, here are four methods to set a course for successfully working smarter, not harder.

6 Apps to Help Reclaim Your Personal Life

Balancing your business and personal life is one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs face, but it’s far from impossible. Here are six apps to get you started.

3 TED Talks That Will Convince You to Get More Sleep

Not getting enough sleep? Sleep on these three eye-opening TED Talks about shuteye and discover the secrets to sleeping your way to the top (literally).

Forget Marathons: Business Is the Ultimate Endurance Sport

Business is the ultimate sport, so learn what it takes to create lasting success.

Workaholics Need Some Guilt-Free Time Off, Too

Even if you truly derive great pleasure from your work, you need to have some downtime.

Why This Man Traded in His Job as CEO For a Job as DAD

Former PIMCO chief Mohamed El-Erian, who reportedly earned $100 million in 2011 alone, said he prioritized the wrong things, so he quit his job to focus on parenthood.

Shark Tank Star Robert Herjavec: Don't Ever Expect a 'Balanced Life'

The 'nicest' Shark says that with great success comes great sacrifice -- specifically downtime. The one exception he has to make: his kids.

When to Kiss Your Startup Goodbye

Conventional wisdom says entrepreneurs should never give up. But after much reflection, I realized this was wrong.

The Secret to Increased Productivity: Taking Time Off

It's not about how many brute hours you rack up -- it's about how effective you are at replenishing mental resources.

Richard Branson Announces Unlimited Vacation Policy for Virgin Staffers

The billionaire will allow employees to take time off whenever they want and without prior approval -- provided they still get their work done.

3 Important Signs of Entrepreneurial Burnout and How to Overcome It

Most people experience burnout at least once in their life. Some of us experience it multiple times. Here’s how you can avoid it altogether.

Why a Hiatus Is Key to Preventing Job Fatigue

A serial entrepreneur explains how he traded sales for sails for a year and won a new lease on life.

5 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do to Reduce Stress

Entrepreneurs are often caught in a bind trying to prioritize between personal health and the needs of their companies. Here are some tips on making everyday life less stressful.

Keep Employees From Burning Out

These first-hand tips can keep up both morale and productivity.

The 5 Tools for Entrepreneurs on the Go

For entrepreneurs, staying connected is no longer an advantage but an absolute necessity. Here are some tools to keep you plugged in at all times.
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