New Forbes Article: The Hidden Work-Life Balance Crisis Among Entrepreneurs

by Michael Simmons on May 23, 2013

I have loved being an entrepreneur for the last 16 years. I’m proud to be an entrepreneurship educator.

However, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen some of the costs in myself and other entrepreneurs.

So, I’ve gotten really interested in understanding those costs so they can be avoided.

I just published my next article in Forbes on THE HIDDEN WORK-LIFE BALANCE CRISIS AMONG ENTREPRENEURS. I spent 15+ hours on the article and did four interviews with top entrepreneurs and leading researchers in the field.

I had some really big, surprising lessons learned in writing the article:

  • Work addiction has terrible impacts on our mental/physical health over a long period of time.
  • Work addiction increases chances of divorce and hurts our children.
  • The number of hours we work is not a defining characteristic of work addiction.

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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…