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Perfect Balance

Steps to help you achieve balance between work, family and play when you're launching your start-up

This story appears in the January 2001 issue of Entrepreneurs Start-Ups magazine.

Even if you're well-versed in time-management and goal-setting techniques, achieving balance is especially difficult for start-up entrepreneurs. You're putting in horribly long hours. You're the CEO, marketing director, receptionist, tech-support person and janitor all rolled into one. And the hours you're away from your , you're worrying about it, which can leave you feeling fatigued and irritable-with little patience or energy for anything or anyone else.

But if you don't strike a balance between work, family and play-even when you're launching a new company-you put a lot at :

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