Mar 23, 2020
No matter what business or industry you’re in, finding work-life balance is one of the most difficult endeavors you will take on. Building a business takes time and effort and all of that time and effort is taken from your family and friends. Listen in as Bradley Sutton of Helium 10 chats about being a driven entrepreneur, a family man, and how he has managed to find a small semblance of work-life balance.
For Bradley, it wouldn’t be uncommon for you to find him sleeping at the office so that he can get that next thing done. He keeps a sleeping bag in his office and one of the unused spaces is like a mini-bedroom. That being said, he has found ample ways to manage building his career and his family at the same time.
It starts with proper scheduling. If you live by a calendar, like most of us do, then block off time for your family and friends. Make sure that those spaces are untouchable by anyone else adding things to your calendar. (Also be sure to stick to your own rules and not work during those times).
Bradley’s advice throughout the episode is spot-on. Everything from keeping on top of your health and fitness to understanding that when you love it (your business or career), you’re not really working. If you’ve been feeling the stress of overwhelm or burnout, then you need to stop and take a minute to listen to this episode.
You’d be surprised what kinds of returns you will see when you start taking time for your life as well as your business.
In This Episode:
[00:29] Welcome Bradley Sutton to chat about work-life balance.
[01:59] How does Bradley find work-life balance while working long hours on his business?
[05:21] Many times the issue isn’t making the time, it’s actually being there, in the moment.
[08:20] Why Bradley blocks out time for his family on his calendar.
[11:54] Even with afternoons and weekends, his family would still prefer more time.
[14:07] Is Bradley planning to join the Amazon Seller Cruise?
[14:52] What should you look out for to confirm if your work-life balance is off?
[17:58] Pay attention to your body because when you’re working long hours, your health is the first thing to go.
[22:00] Connect with Bradley.
Links and Resources:
Text “Amazon” to 69922