Work-Life Balance

June 07, 2016 By JB Henriksen

 

Work-life balance is one of the many subjects we talk about over and over.  In fact, I am certain I have talked about this in a blog before.  Still, there always seems to be someone else writing on the subject and I found this article to be very enlightening.
We all are master jugglers with our time.  We have many items up in the air at the same time.  Work, family, volunteer time, hobbies, education, health, etc.  All of them take time.  With online access, sometimes work has a tendency to creep into all areas of our life.
Sometimes things these balls just have to be dropped, because there are only so many hours in the day.  Some years ago, I was taught to drop the balls that are made of rubber and keep the glass balls in the air.  Family and children are more important than work.  Work is more important than hobbies….most of the time.
I love the idea of scheduling personal time in your calendar as well as work items in your calendar.  Plus the idea of having a little humor in your life as well.  In the Winter, I always try to schedule, “high-level meetings” when there is a deep powder day.  In the Summer, there are different meetings that are held on rivers and lakes.
The other idea that was linked to the article was the concept that it is ok to NOT answer emails on vacation.  Sometimes, we just need to take a break from thinking about work and refresh the batteries.  The article goes a long way to help prove the point that there is such a thing as a work-life balance.

 


JB Henriksen is a partner in the firm Advanced CFO. He has served as the outsourced CFO of numerous different businesses. He currently serves as the Acting CFO for several high grow companies in the wholesale, retail, technology and medical space. JB graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Accounting and later received his MBA from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of the Association for Corporate Growth and is active in the MountainWest Capital Network. He has been an adjunct professor at Brigham Young University for over 20 years and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. JB is an active member of  the Salt Lake City Angels and the Utah entrepreneurial community. He is a frequent speaker on finance, accounting and entrepreneurship. JB has worked with many companies on mergers and acquisitions as well as helping to raise debt and equity capital from various sources. JB and Janet Henriksen have been married for over 36 years and have three children and eight grandchildren. They enjoy snow skiing, waterskiing, hiking and just about any activity outdoors.

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