Family and Entrepreneurship Can Be Balanced

by Michael Simmons on Jun 28, 2010

If there is one thing I’ve learned about family and entrepreneurship over the past two years, it’s that having the best of both world’s is definitely possible.

When Halle was born, we actually hit a low point in the business. We raised more money in debt. We were just entering the recession.

I certainly had the temptation to work even harder, but fortunately I didn’t, because I couldn’t.

Since then, our business has more than doubled in size each year, I’ve made a major cut in the amount of hours I work, and my wife and I watch our daughter full-time!

There isn’t one magic thing we did.

All I can say is that when something is a MUST, it generally finds a way of happening.

If family and business are a MUST, they will happen.



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I'm the co-founder of Empact, one of the leading entrepreneurship education organizations in the world. I'm obsessed with understanding how we all can lead meaningful lives that have a positive social impact. I love probing into the truth of how we experience life. I believe that challenges are what make us grow the most, and I openly share my experiences. Continue reading…


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