Getting involved in higher education is a noble pursuit. If you have a full-time job and family to take care of, however, you may feel like you are crumbling under the pressure. Finding balance in your life between work, family, and school will relieve you of this burden so you can offer your best work no matter where you are.

Make a Plan

You should start by planning out your average week. Block off time for classes and work first, then attribute the rest of your time to one of these three goals. You should add in time for sleeping, eating, and personal time to relax (you wouldn’t want to burn yourself out).

Once you have created your plan, you should stick to it each day. This will help you work effectively and keep your mind engaged in the work you are doing at the time. Choose a specific day of the week to update your plans as necessary.

Take Online Classes

Going on campus for school can be inconvenient if you have a busy work schedule. Your college may be out of the way and you may not have time to travel between your work and the campus building. Thankfully, many schools offer digital options for convenience.

Online courses give you more flexibility and the ability to learn at your own pace. You can also “attend” class from any building or location so long as you have a working internet connection. This is effective if you travel a lot for work, or if it isn’t practical for you to be in a classroom.

Ask for Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice! Going to college can feel overwhelming on its own—let alone having a full-time job. You should consult with other people who have been in your position before to see how they coped and what helped them. They likely will be glad to help you navigate this stressful period in your life.

Communicate with your teachers and boss as well. Let them know your current situation and see what they can do to accommodate your position. Many professors have helpful resources and office hours you can reach out to get further guidance.

In doing these things, you are placing your priorities in the right place. You will more effectively use your time and may receive additional guidance from your peers and mentors. Don’t be afraid to try online classes if campus life is too hard to work into your schedule, and things should turn out perfect.

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5 Beliefs That Keep You from Attacking Your Goals
Everyone has dreams, but not everyone makes their dreams into goals. You may have a few of these too. What are the reasons you tell yourself late at night to put the shutdown on making them a reality? These reasons are beliefs that you have, but that doesn’t mean they are valid reasons for not experiencing goal achievement.
1. Not Enough Time
Everyone is busy these days. When someone asks how you are doing, you probably respond with “Busy.” But that might not be the truth. Everyone has the same twenty-four hours in the day. For a week or maybe two, keep a time ladder of how you spent your time. This includes sleeping, preparing and eating meals, social media, getting ready for work, cleaning your house. Take a good look at how your time is spent, and you might realize you have more time than you realize.
2. I Don’t Have ‘X’ Talent
It doesn’t matter if you want to write a book or paint a picture, you have as much talent as you are willing to work for. You may not have been born with the natural ability to paint, it doesn’t mean you can’t learn and practice.
3. After ‘X’ I Will Do It
“Once I get through this (insert tough project at work), I will start training for that marathon.” “After I lose twenty pounds, I will take a salsa dancing class.” Why are you waiting? Maybe that marathon training will help you work through the stress of that project at work. Perhaps salsa dancing lessons will allow you realize that no matter your weight, your body is worthy of fun and sexy movement. If you have a goal, go for it now.
4. I’m Not Good Enough
What ruler are you using to measure your “good enough”? You are always good enough to go after your own dreams and goals. If this is an internal dialogue, then you need to work on liking and loving yourself first. If this belief is coming from external sources, then consider those sources and if they are holding you back.
5. ‘X’ Person Has it Easier
The grass is greener where you water it. Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. There are many sayings that sum up that you really don’t know what someone else is going through. So do not assume that someone has it easier, and therefore can achieve their goals while you cannot. That person may think you have it easier or better.
Self-limiting beliefs can be a slippery slope especially when it comes to goal achievement. They can also keep you from even trying to reach your goals. Take time to examine your reasoning and come up with better beliefs to counter the negative ones.
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We will outline a plan that you can use with all aspects of your life. It will give you the confidence needed to do whatever you want with your life from this day forward.

For a lot of entrepreneurs, their work life is fast-paced and all-encompassing, while this may feel good for a short time, it isn’t sustainable and can lead to burnout. Figuring out how to make your entrepreneurship more sustainable and less likely to end in burnout can help you to be more successful and happier in your work. The exact balance is different for everyone but figuring out your own will help you a lot in the long run.

Achieve a Better Balance

One of the main factors that lead to burnout is a poor work/life balance. If you’re spending all your time at work, and not getting to do the things you need to at home, you’re bound to burn out eventually. To achieve better balance work to create an actual schedule with times when you are at work and times when you are not. Then, stick to the schedule and try to leave work at work.  Zig Ziglar always said “No wonder people are tired, when they are at work they are thinking about home, when they are home they are thinking about work, they are never where they are and always someplace else”  If you’re working from home this can be especially difficult so work to build a specific office space in your home and only do work things from there. That way, when you leave your office space you know you are no longer at work and can leave your work thoughts for tomorrow.

Offload Your Businesses

When you are running your own business, you can feel like everything is your responsibility. Finding ways to delegate responsibilities or offload some of your business can help you to find a better balance and be less likely to burn out. Sometimes, even selling your business may be the right thing to do, so be sure to leave that option on the table. You should make sure to get a fair price for your business by getting an estimate of its value.

Make Time for Yourself

Though you probably get a lot of enjoyment and fulfillment out of your business, you can’t be the only thing you do for yourself. Take time to care for yourself, your physical health, your mental health, and your overall well-being. Doing this will help you to find a sense of calm and get more fulfillment from your work. Take breaks, meditate, exercise, and do the things you love so you can feel happy and refreshed for work

Finding ways to make your work more enjoyable is important if you want to succeed as an entrepreneur. Making your life more balanced will help you to avoid burning out and complete the work you need to finish. 

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In many fields, your income is solely based on your salary. While a salary can be highly predictable, jobs that pay on commission can give you a much higher earning potential. With a commission-based job, you earn a percentage of whatever product you sell so your income is based on your performance.

Insurance Sales

As an insurance agent, you would work as a liaison between the customer and the insurance company. It is your job to find an insurance policy that works for the customer’s situation. You could choose to sell one of many types of insurance include life, home, auto, health, property, etc. In many cases, insurance agents make most of their living off of the commissions they receive. Of course, the amount an insurance agent will make from a commission depends on a lot of factors. It’s determined by the number of clients you have, your experience level, as well as the compensation agreement with the insurance company. Overall, you can make quite a bit of money the more you sell.  

Real Estate

Real estate is a very broad field with several job opportunities. Many of these work on commission. One of the most common would be real estate agents. These agents earn a commission based on how many houses they sell, and they have a fairly high earning potential being the agent earns between 1-3% of the total sell price. Similarly, real estate lenders earn a commission based on the amount of money they loan. One of the best parts about these types of jobs is that you not only control what you earn, you can also depend on a regular amount. Mortgage brokers can also earn commissions on top of their salary. So, you get the best of both worlds with these jobs.

Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representative

When working as a retail sales rep, you sell directly to customers. A wholesale or manufacturing sales rep will sell to companies or government agencies. Primarily your job is to sell products to customers. However, there is a lot of work that goes into this. You need to identify customers first and then work with them to determine what their needs are and then help them meet those needs. In the end, you can depend on a commission for your work.

Working on commission can be a great opportunity. You get to have more control over your income because it is mainly based on your performance. Not to mention, one commission can be quite a bit of money. Do some research to see if any commission-based jobs appeal to you.

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