We frequently hear celebrity entrepreneurs say things like "You can have it all: The career and the work-life balance," but is it really possible? After all, those celebrities are surrounded by staff: PAs, trainers, nutritionists, nannies and the rest. They have extra staff to help them manage the workload.
Well, for the rest of us, it's not so possible, or is it? One sure-fire way that you can have more work-life balance would be to hire a personal assistant. Brian Daniel is a former celebrity PA to the rich and famous. He's worked for billionaires, CEOs, Forbes list families and royalty. Now he helps "the rest of us" find work-life balance by placing personal assistants in households.
How to find work-life balance
As the old adage goes: Work smarter, not harder. Scheduling your work and personal time more deliberately and staying focused helps the time be more effective. Here are some other tips:
Start finding balance early in your career
Finding work-life balance should become a habit. Don't make the mistake of losing that balance early in your career because it will follow you. Demand more of yourself to find the balance you need, and don't indicate to your supervisors that you're willing to work nights and weekends to "prove yourself."
If you get stuck working those 12-hour days and also putting time in on the weekends, the higher ups will always expect it of you. Don't forget: You can love your job, but it will never love you back. So if you work for a high-net-worth family as an Estate Manager, for example, set clear boundaries so they know when and when not to call you.
Written for assistants and estate managers working for celebrities, CEOs, UHNW families, billionaires and royalty