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The Truth About Work-Life Balance

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This story appears in the September 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Over the years, I’ve asked everyone from solo freelancers to big-time CEOs how they balance work and the rest of their lives. The conclusion I’ve drawn from the collective answers is this: The very concept of work-life balance is misleading. Not only that, but there’s a fundamental problem with the way the antidotes to overworking and burnout are presented in tidy, bullet-point form.

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  • Delegate.
  • Set boundaries.
  • Follow a schedule.
  • Be present.

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