It’s exciting to break out on your own and launch a business. It’s also scary, stressful and exhausting. The majority of small business owners work more than 40 hours per week, according to a survey by The Alternative Board, which found that 33% of business owners work 40 to 49 hours per week, 30% work 50 to 59 hours per week and 19% work more than 60 hours per week. One of the reasons entrepreneurs are working long hours is because most aren’t just running the business and focusing on strategic planning, they are also working in the business by answering emails, phone calls and performing administrative tasks.
Unfortunately, the stress of keeping your new business afloat while working extreme hours can lead to a number of health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, depression, weight gain, substance abuse, as well as relationship problems. It can also be a contributing factor to a business failing because its difficult to be on you’re A-game when you are stressed out and tired. This is why it’s imperative for entrepreneurs to determine how to build their businesses by working smarter instead of running themselves into the ground.
Carolin Soldo understands what it takes to succeed in the entrepreneurial world. She built her own successful health coaching business and now is an online business and marketing coach, who helps entrepreneurs build their business, create a brand identity and capitalize on online marketing strategies. Below Soldo shares advice on how business owners can quickly grow their business, generate high income and achieve a work-life balance.
If you’re worried about starting a business, and struggling to find a work-life balance that suits you, you’re not alone. But you can achieve the lifestyle you want by installing commonsense and time-hacking systems that will help you grow your business and maximize profits without working extreme hours.
This article was originally published at Forbes.