Scale Up Your Business Podcast
Creating Work/Life Balance
This week’s show comes all the way from the Spanish island of Tenerife, which is perfect really, as Nick is here to talk about creating your perfect work/life balance, or should that be life/work balance?
Particularly as the world becomes more digital, and people are able to work remotely, how has the balance between our work and our life changed? It’s fine to chase wealth and professional success, but at what cost?
It today’s show, Nick talks about this increasingly hot topic, and shares his wisdom and insights into how to get the balance just right.
A great way to get back to your optimum energy levels is by detoxing and clearing out your body’s system. Cutting down things like caffeine, and increasing the clean foods we eat and drink are a great place to start.
Don't forget what’s most important to you. Whether that’s health or family or friends, choose what your main priority in life is. What comes before everything else.
How productive you are is a choice. Manage your time! You have enough time. You have to get your focus right. If you’re becoming overwhelmed then learn to leverage.
Every single week, give yourself two or three hours to strategise, reflect and plan. Don’t use family time for this. Treat it is a work pursuit so use work time. Work on how you can motivate yourself.
Plan your whole year in advance - Everything from family holidays to big events such as school holidays, start dates etc. Make sure you mark special days well in advance. It’s important to be as present as possible for memorable family milestones. Crucial business engagements, too, need to be planned ahead so as to give you family and work balance.
Look after your body and your mind. Pressure and challenges are fine, and can serve you well. But make sure you’re doing the things that drive your performance. Eat nourishing food. Drink water. Sleep. Exercise. Meditate. All these things will make you feel better mentally and physically.
Make your work your passion. If it’s at all possible, then do everything you can to make the thing you love, the thing that makes you prosper. It’s not possible for everyone, but if you see your chance then take it!
‘You are the most important asset in this’
‘Proximity is power’
‘People put their business first. Their family and the health suffers’
‘Focus is a superpower in business’
’Take control of your diary’
‘It starts with you. Leadership starts with you'
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ABOUT THE HOST
My name is Nick Bradley. I’m an entrepreneur, author, speaker and investor.
My background is in growing and scaling VC and Private Equity backed businesses.
Having successfully built, bought and sold a number of companies, and removed myself from day-to-day operations, my focus now is on helping entrepreneurs get to where they want to be, in business and in life. As well as investing in growth businesses and backing turnarounds - with the ultimate aim of creating value from significant capital events.
I’m passionate about personal and professional development - showing up and being the best version of myself ... every day.
My bigger vision is to help bring entrepreneurial skills, experience and mindset to people in developing nations - so they can follow their dreams, live life more on their terms - utilising entrepreneurship as a global force for good.