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All work and no play makes you a dull entrepreneur, so find a healthy balance between your life and your business.

By Nichole L. Torres • Apr 1, 2004

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

The startup phase can be the craziest, most harried time in theevolution of your business. But you don't have to say goodbyeto your health and sanity. "You actually can bridge businessand spirituality into having the full and rich life you want,"explains Jeff Burrows, co-author of Myth to Reality: The Spirit of theEntrepreneurial Adventure (Bridgewood Press).

"Create your primary aim; understand your primaryessence," Burrows adds. "Ask yourself: What are thethings you don't want to be doing? What are the things youlike? Dislike? [That's] how to really get in touch with who youare and what your purpose is." Delving into the particulars ofwhat you want your life to be while structuring your businessstrategies is a necessary step toward creating balance.

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