Business Tips: Establishing a Work/Life Balance

Business Tips: Establishing a Work/Life Balance

Awesome Tip: Establishing a Work/Life Balance



From early on in my relationship with my wife (I think it was the 2nd date), I communicated to her that if time goes on and I still didn’t have my NY Jets, I was going to be working harder and was going to be a lot more busy 🙂 I usually don’t like discussing this subject because it’s admittedly still something I struggle with, but the truth behind it all is that in order to have a true work/life balance, there needs to be communication between a person and their loved ones.

Lizzie and I have a crazy scenario where I’m typically all-in with work Monday thru Friday and then when it comes to weekends, I turn everything off to spend time with my wife and kids. We’ve also began taking a lot more vacations to make up for time “lost” during the week.

The moral of the story is that we communicated from day one about how we were going to make things work. As with many things with life, communication is crucial. So, as I’ve said over and over again, this boils down to context. Once you understand the situation you can “hack” your way to making it work for everyone involved.

This is part of a Q&A session I did with the students of Cornell Tech Program. For more, check out the playlist here:


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4 Replies to “Business Tips: Establishing a Work/Life Balance”

  1. You have to treat your family life as work as well. Once I started treating my time with them as an "appointment", it became so much easier to find that time. Now, it's just another thing on my schedule and that time is sacred.

  2. Gary, GET READY for those Dance Classes! Mine is in, Gymnastics, Dance, Golf, Karate, oh my … the time needed to allocate to those events, but WORTH EVERY MINUTE !!!!   😉  Enjoy !!!

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