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It's NOT about balance at all.

The personal and professional lives of small business owners are oftentimes so intertwined that it's hard to set boundaries and find balance. I'd like to offer a few thoughts on how you can work to find a work/life balance.

First off there's no point in using the word "balance."

It's totally misleading to small business owners. Just hearing the word balance makes me think of a balance beam (I could totally fall off of) or scales of justice (someone is going to lose), or a teeter-totter (who doesn't love the teeter-totter?)

So as a small business owner I take the teeter-totter approach because afterall it's a piece of play equipment and I think showcases what modern-day balancing is truly about: up and down, equally weighted on each side, and you don't stay on it all day and night.

Now I didn't arrive at my "balance theory" overnight, hardly, it's been five years of struggling, thinking, revising, and reinventing what it means to me to live a life that I love and run a small...

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