Posted on 11/12/15 by Myriam Borg in Financial Freedom
How are family and personal time important for entrepreneurs and corporate employees, given that these two groups have such contrasting levels of financial freedom?
In a world where people, both young and old alike have become too preoccupied with striving to make a living, we sometimes forget that taking a break is essential. While our world has indeed become fast paced, it has become a luxury for some of us to take a break without realizing how important these really are.
The world’s workforce consists primarily of entrepreneurs and corporate employees. Both groups are working towards earning and income generating. Entrepreneurs do their jobs by organizing or handling businesses while corporate employees are basically hired to do office work. The nature of their jobs may be different but time spent for family and personal development is equally essential for both.
Let’s start with entrepreneurs. They are the ones who give little thought in resting especially if they are just starting over. This is understandable but what they are not realizing is that they would surely get tired at some point. This also happens even to entrepreneurs with well-established businesses. This is when they have to set personal time for themselves. We all know that family is our first line of support for whatever concerns we have. When entrepreneurs become tired, spending time together with family might reignite the spark and motivation to continue with what they have started and to push their goals further. Who knows, their families might even offer to help in making their businesses grow. After all, it’s for their sake too. Spending time alone is also helpful. This would allow them to clear their minds off stressful things and who knows, a bright idea may pop up along the way. Also, this way, the entrepreneur would be able to test who among his or her people would efficiently be able to step up and get the job done while he or she is away.
Now let’s move on to the corporate employees. They get the job done for executives and in return, they are given salaries. But as you know, corporate life can be monotonous and unfulfilling sometimes. Again, this is where personal time should be considered. In times of burnout, it is very important to take a break so one would be able to restore the energy and motivation that was lost. Perhaps going on a vacation could help in clearing one’s mind and help start anew upon going back to the daily grind. Of course, the family plays a huge part in this too as they could also serve as a support system during hard times.
Whether you are an entrepreneur with newly found financial freedom or a corporate employee who is at the brink of getting stressed out, our advice is to get that job done and take a break. You deserve it.
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