The Art of Work-Life Balance Part 2 | Pete Lorimer Mantra
It's time for PART 2 of The Art of Work-Life Balance 👏
So many entrepreneurial mentors will tell you the "deal" or the "money" is what you should strive for. I'm an entrepreneur, and I don't necessarily subscribe to this idea.
What drives me is not money. I'm in business to improve my life, not just my bank balance. I know I need time to decompress and spend time with my family. That makes me a better worker.
I don't just calendar our work life. I also calendar our personal life. Dinner, family time - everything is mapped out and goes into the calendar. The most important things in the calendar never get moved. Make sure you calendar your personal time and make it immovable. I used to feel guilty when I had free time. Do you feel that way? Book something else in. Fill your free time with something productive and worthwhile.
I bank my hours. Example: If I get started at work early, I can bank time for later. Tip: multi-task. A personal example - I needed to work out and my son wanted some "boy time", so I went on a hike with my boy.
👉Know Your Value Per Hour
Cindy and I made the decision (best decision we ever made). We hired a housekeeper. We also have someone wash our cars. And I now have someone come to the house and cut mine and my son's hair. It might seem like a lot, but I save so much cumulative time by doing these things.
"I will have a life when I retire" NOPE. Not me. I want to spend quality time NOW. It's just as important as work time. And it can especially work if we bank hours by getting to work earlier sometimes.
I believe you can have your cake and eat it, too. I want to enrich my life by working with people I love and adore, and spending time with my family that I love and adore.
At the end of the day, I'm not gonna want 1 million dollars, I'm going to want time with my family.
One fuels the other. Life is short.
Life is really short.
Thank you for being here,