How This Founder Radically Reshaped His Workweek -- And Balanced His Life
By meticulously compartmentalizing his workweek, an entrepreneur is able to be more present at work and home.
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A few years ago, I began laying out my week on a spreadsheet -- all 168 hours of it -- to see how I allocate my time. It's an eye-opening exercise. About 30 percent is sleep, and 30 percent is work. Then family and friends get 25 percent, and the rest is learning and general maintenance. I also realized I wasn't always making the most of those hours; I was squandering time, which is the one thing I can't get more of. For example, I have three young children -- but getting home to put them to bed at 8 p.m. wasn't quality time. I'd rather be around from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. And sometimes I was so busy working on my own projects that I had no time to relax.
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