As a leader and creative, I don’t expect to be the best at everything I do and I certainly don’t claim to know it all. When hiring others and building a team, we should look for the experts and then let them do their job. Bringing a professional onboard and then telling them what to do could be the biggest mistake. There’s a reason why you like their work in the first place. A certain amount of trust should be taken and a certain amount of steps should also be taken back to allow them to do what they do best. After all, that’s what attracted you to them in the first place, right?
As a business owner and father of three, it’s often a struggle to balance the live/work aspect of life. There really isn’t a one-size-fits-all or equal balance of the two. Some weeks may require the overtime with the job and others are heavier on the family side of things.
With all of the chaos and demands of the professional world, there are a few ways you can keep your sanity and spend enough time enjoying your life without feeling like you’re falling behind at your job.
When you feel like you’ve been spinning your wheels, staring at the same design on your screen or overwriting a Medium post :-/, take a step back, get some fresh air and come back with a fresh mind. In that in-between time, do something you enjoy. Go for a run, read a book, spend some time with your family, if you have the opportunity. Revisiting your work after a mental breather can actually be more productive than continuous banging your head against the wall until you make progress. …