The Insider: Work/Life Balance

7 Steps for Leaving Your Work at Home While on Vacation

So busy with your startup you can't find time to squeeze in any vacation time? That's how you know you need it most.

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11 Ways Mentors Are Essential to Your Success

Finding the right mentor is just as important for your business as it is for your personal life.

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Is Startup Life Turning You Into a Zombie? 4 Tips to Get Healthy

Is your startup making you look like a "Walking Dead" extra? Here are 4 quick tips to get your body -- and your mind -- back to normal.

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6 Ways to Optimize Your Time, at Work and at Home

Busy? Juggling kids, groceries, email and a startup? Us too. Here are six ways to make life a little less chaotic.

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12 Tips for Balancing Parenthood and Entrepreneurship

In order to be the best parent to both your children and company, you must balance your personal and professional lives. Follow these 12 tips to strike the perfect chord.

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Create the Work-Life Balance That's Right for You

What does it really take to achieve work-life 'balance' when a business is on the line?

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How to Build a Business for Your Life

Alexis Levine shares advice about how to build a lifestyle business that makes sense -- and money.

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15 Top Perks of Entrepreneurship

From the freedom to define your own success to the ability to travel without getting the boss's permission, 15 entreprneurs share their favorite part of being business owners.

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9 Low-Tech Ways to Manage Your Time More Wisely

You don't need fancy software to get better about managing your time at work. You just need a good head on your shoulders -- and a clearly defined set of priorities.

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13 Ways to Manage Your (Hectic) Schedule and Stay on Task

In a startup, there's a lot of multitasking, a lot of changing priorities, and big pressure to execute quickly. How do you wear multiple hats and manage your time without dropping the ball?

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5 Steps to Achieve Career Success -- Without "Selling Out"

You don't have to sell out your values to have a career (or start a company) that's successful. Erica Dhawan shares 5 insights from her own leadership coaching experiences.

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15 Tips to Do More Focused Work (Even When You're On the Go)

Entrepreneurs spend a lot of time in potentially distracting places -- co-working spaces, airports, buses, trains, conferences. How do you get real work done when there's no office door?

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Work-Life Balance Is Overrated: 3 Tips to Stop Feeling Guilty

Chasing the elusive "work-life balance" often makes entrepreneurs feel guiltier than just, well, working harder. Lisa Nicole Bell has a remedy.

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10 Top Lessons Learned in 2012 (And How to Crush It in 2013)

Lewis Howes shares his top 10 lessons from 2012 on how to be a better, smarter and more balanced entrepreneur, from workout tips to being a man of your word.

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Why Women Entrepreneurs Can Have It All

The can-we-or-can't-we debate is getting old. Women entrepreneurs (and their male counterparts) don't need to play the work-life game -- they can set their own rules.

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7 Essential Traits You'll Need to Become Your Own Boss

When Nicole Smartt decided to ditch her 9-to-5 to become an entrepreneur, it was a risky (but rewarding) proposition -- and these character traits saw her through the challenges.

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20 Productivity Tools We Can't Live Without

Twenty members of the YEC chime in on the productivity tools and systems they can't live without, from Trello and Dropbox to the good old Pomodoro Technique.

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How to Find and Do Work You Love: 3 Surprisingly Simple Steps

Most people are miserable at work. But finding -- and then doing -- work you're passionate about is more within your control than you might think. Scott Dinsmore's Passionate Work Framework provides the raw material for lasting change.

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5 Tips for Balancing a Job, a Family and a Startup Too

When even your wife says you're doing it wrong, it's time to rethink the way you balance your two passions: the startup life and the family life.

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11 Female Startup Founders on How to Stay Healthy and Sane

It's not easy balancing the stress of being CEO with leading a normal, productive life -- but these YEC women manage to balance startup work with a little fun.

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