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Five Myths of The Work-life Balance

An entrepreneurial dad debunks them

As a husband, dad and small-business owner, I frequently find myself asking hard questions about work-life balance, what it means and how to get it. Over the last year, I talked to a lot of other dads and husbands who were at different points in their careers with kids of all ages about their perspectives around work-life balance.

Unfortunately, from many men who held “big” jobs, I heard stories about missing a lot of things with their kids because of their jobs and how much they genuinely lamented that.

That combined with my own desire to figure out how to pay the bills and while still being an integral and active part of my family, I completely rethought my own approach to work-life balance. I learned some really important things. Not the least of those things was that there are a lot of men out there like me who do care quite a bit about work-life balance -- even if many of us aren’t great at talking about it.

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