Do you pay as much attention to your family as your business?

In an article by Scott Wylie in Entrepreneur entitled “Watch Your Back Side” he talks about using your entrepreneurial skills  with your family – the good ones, that made you successful.
This is something that I lived early in my career – work hard, play hard.

“The back side I’m referring to is the founder’s life away from the company. It’s the challenging task of building a steady financial footing, solid family relationships and staying healthy on the shifting, unpredictable ground of entrepreneurship.”  The normal day-day human interaction, 9-5 job boundaries and taking family vacations pretty much dissappear during entrepreneurship.

Over 20 years ago I took a three day workshop with Steve Covey where they ask your family and friends (in 150 question survey) anonymously about you.  I was uniformly loved (hey, I gave them the people to ask) but what stood out was that everyone (except me) thought my work-home balance was completely out of whack.

Do you have goals, accountabiity and time blocks with your family?  If this sounds remotely like you, read the full article- click here.