Is your business taking over your life?

Is your business taking over your life?

Working for someone else means that at the end of the day you can go home and forget about your workload, but when you crossover and start to  run your own business, you will live and breathe it.  You will wake up in the morning and go to bed at night thinking about it because there is nowhere to switch off, no way of escaping, it’s your business, all the time. Over the years I have spoken with and researched hundreds of Corporate Crossovers® about their business being ever-present. Laura Bergerson; CEO of Bergerson Group comments honestly;  “There are some days that I don’t want to be the CEO.  I just want to go hang out in the wine country for a few days and I don’t want to be the one in charge.  It’s hard, because you can’t have many days like that when you’re the leader and people are always expecting you to make the decisions.” Boundaries blurring between work and personal life is a massive challenge. Many of the women I spoke to found it very difficult to switch off and felt consumed by their business seven days a week, 24 hours a day. And for those that left their jobs to have more flexibility in their lives, they found that they had the control but no time to do anything with it. As Susan Moore comments; “Boundary setting was quite difficult for me in the beginning. You could quite easily work on 16 hours a day, and I did.  I worked myself absolutely to a frazzle because you want to do such a good job...
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