In 2013 we want to improve our personal financial situation

We (80% op the respondents) are optimistic about 2013, that it will be a better year than 2012. Where 49% of the respondents believe that the global economy will improve in 2013.

We (80%) take matters in our own hands with some personal resolutions ‘I will make some personal resolutions to do some specific things for myself or others in 2013’.

What do we focus on to make things better? Money.

Personal financial situation 2013

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Balance your business and family is not a myth

In our last mastermind call, Becky McCray mentioned a post she read about how Work/Life balance is a myth.

She triggered me to write a post about how you can have a family and business balance as entrepreneur. Read my thoughts about this below.

Mom and kids photo

It’s not a myth

Of course when you look at the word balance, like a scale that has to be balanced all the the time it will be pretty difficult. Sometimes a crisis situation with the kids require your full attention. Other moments there is a crisis with a client that requires your attention.

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Balance in entrepreneurship and family

Work/life balance – I wonder who came up with this name.
It sounds like separating work and life. While work is part of our lives.

At Wikipedia you can read:

Work–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (Health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation)

Balans bedrijf gezin

In this Wikipedia article on work/life balance you can also read:

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Teach the kids about your business

Our kids have their holidays from school – 8 weeks of free time. They have almost no idea what to do and the weather is not helping (rain) 😉

Our son is 15 (almost 16) and wanted to become an architect but since last year he does not want to do that anymore. He does not know what he wants to do and lost his goal to work for at school.

Now he thinks about becoming a director of a business or something with programming. To see if ‘programming’ is his thing I have found a task for him.

kids at computer

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Earning enough money makes you happier

Money is one of the means that attributes to a well-rounded life. As an independent professional you want to make enough money so you can support your family.

You need to get enough orders or have enough sales so you can transfer your ‘management fee’ to the family bank account every month. Without worrying about it and checking your companies bank account every other day.

Myth: Money Can’t Buy Happiness

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Happy 4th of July

If you are from the USA this is an important day.
Happy 4th of July for my friends.

Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Have a great day.

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