Creating a Healthy Balance as an Entrepreneur | Joseph “Joe” McInerney | Entrepreneurship

Joseph "Joe" McInerney Chicago
2 min readJun 10, 2022

Life is all about balance, but how do you find balance when you’re a busy entrepreneur with the weight of an entire business on your shoulders? There are several ways to go about this, but the key is to remain disciplined and to always have a strong desire to find that balance in your life. Since entrepreneurs are naturally motivated and disciplined, doing so should be achievable if you follow these suggestions.

Know When to Say “No”

When you’re presented with so many different opportunities, it can be difficult to say “no”. You don’t want to let anyone down , but once your business really starts growing, finding the time to keep up with every single request may become impossible. As you become more successful, you can be more selective with the opportunities you say “yes” to. Know your worth, and the worth of your business, and only go with the opportunities that align with your vision.

Find Things That Bring You Happiness Outside of Work.

As an entrepreneur, you’re naturally going to be passionate about your career, but what excites you outside of that ? If you make your life all about work, your life will feel like a full-time job. Let your hair down from time to time and go out and do something fun. It can be a hobby, time with friends, or a date night with your significant other- even something as simple as taking a walk on a sunny day is enough to boost your mood.

Surround Yourself with Supportive People

Even if you’re a solopreneur, you can’t do it all on your own. Support from your team, family members, and friends will become even more crucial as your business grows. If you don’t have the support at work and at home, it can be very difficult to find a balance between the two.

Recognize That it’s Okay to Blend the Two

Balance doesn’t mean keeping things separate. The best work-life balance is achieved when the two work cohesively together. Having business partners and co-workers who support your home life and loved ones who support your entrepreneurial spirit will make everything a lot easier, and in turn, you more successful.

Originally published at on June 10, 2022.



Joseph "Joe" McInerney Chicago

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