Work Life Balance for Entrepreneurs, The Complete Guide
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Work Life Balance for Entrepreneurs, The Complete Guide

Quick and Easy Tips and Practical Tool to Help the Self Employed to Take Control of Their Lives
4.5 (19 ratings)
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 47 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Use proven tools for time management, productivity and efficiency
  • Prevent and recover from burnout and overwhelm
  • Establish empowering boundaries for yourself and others
  • Create a work schedule that works for your unique personality, needs and life circumstances
  • Utilize time-saving tools for planning your goals and tasks
  • Ensure you have time dedicated for friends, family and yourself
  • Avoid common personal and business time wasters
  • Master your email
  • Delegate your personal and work life to free your time to focus on income producing results and doing what you love most
  • Prevent stress and anxiety by using powerful tools like writing, mindfulness and brain breaks
  • Learn powerful tools for getting happy, boosting productivity and having more fun
  • Feel empowered that you can create the work and personal life you truly desire
  • Experience the true freedom of choice and time that inspired you to work for yourself in the first place
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  • Be willing to make changes to improve your life and business


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Being an entrepreneur and/or working from home sounds like the ultimate freedom… corporate renegades willing to risk life outside the box in hopes of following our passions and living our dreams! We can choose our own hours, have more time for our family and friends, have no boss lurking over our shoulder, no cubicle cell, and no disruptive co-workers. Whether you’re a business owner, independent contractor, at-home parent or telecommuter, we know you chose your form of self-employment because you wanted 2 things: balance and control. Yet, if you’re like us and so many entrepreneurs we’ve worked with you feel unbalanced and out of control.

The illusion of freedom quickly fades and our personal lives, our businesses, and our family and friends suffer... we get out of balance. We end up feeling stressed out, burnt out and overwhelmed. But there is hope! We have discovered the secrets to bringing balance, fulfillment and success to the lives of the self-employed, which we’ve learned through our own experience in the trenches as well as through years of study and working with thousands of entrepreneurs.

The course will cover:

  • 10 Tools for Balance, Burnout and Boundaries
  • 10 Tools for Time Management and Planning
  • 10 Tools for Productivity and Efficiency
  • 10 Tools for Combating Stress
  • And 5 Tools for Balance through Deliberate Creation

This course doesn’t just give you a list of ideas that sound great but that you’ll quickly forget and go about your old habits and unproductive ways… we provide engaging lectures that are very real and to the point with some humor to bring some joy to your day! Plus, every lecture includes a proven, practical tools in a downloadable worksheet that will help you put on paper what you are going to do to take back control of your life and your freedom.

In this course we are going to give you everything we have learned and live—and we’re going to do it in a quick-and-easy format so even the most time-crunched business owner or household juggler can commit to themselves and create the balanced and fulfilling business they’ve always wanted!

Who is the target audience?
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Self-employed people
  • Independent contractors
  • Telecommuters or people who work from home
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Curriculum For This Course
49 Lectures
Welcome and Introduction
1 Lecture 05:43

Are you ready to regain the freedom that drew you to working for yourself? Are you ready to feel in control of your time and schedule? Take your power back from time wasters and create a life of balance and fulfillment.

Preview 05:43
10 Tips and Tools for Balance, Burnout, and Boundaries
10 Lectures 01:05:47

Overcome the common limiting beliefs that hold you back from feeling free and balanced, including that nagging feeling that if you take time off work you'll lose money.

Preview 09:50

Balance is a push and pull. Does it mean making all aspects of your life equal, or is there more unique criteria that make balance unique to you?

Preview 05:36

If you understand your own biorhythms and values you'll be better able to determine what you truly need to be both happy and successful.

Defining Balance: Know Thyself

Identify what areas of your life are causing the most imbalance by utilizing the Wheel of Life tool.

Defining Balance: Identifying Imbalance

Identifying your business with yourself can make it hard to let go at the end of the day. Find out how to change the way you think about your identity.

Avoiding Burnout: Identity~You Are Not Your Business

Learn to recognize the symptoms of burnout before it happens. Take the burnout quiz!

Avoiding Burnout: Recognizing The Symptoms

Check out these powerful tools for preventing burnout, as well as coping with it should you already be feeling fried.

Avoiding Burnout: Tools for Recovery and Prevention

The physical environment in which you work may be a huge factor that's causing productivity blocks and keeping you unhappy. Find out how to remedy this!

Setting Boundaries: Physical Boundaries

Sometimes the boundaries that are the hardest to enforce are the ones we have with ourselves. Learn how to be your own best boss!

Setting Boundaries: Self Boundaries

Creating and keeping healthy boundaries with the people in our lives, including our family, children, partners, co-workers, and business contacts, is the only way to take back control of our lives. Learn how to say "no"!

Setting Boundaries: Boundaries with Others
10 Tips and Tools for Time Management
10 Lectures 58:11

This is the backbone of your work-life balance. Having a schedule that's carefully designed is the only way to make sure everything is accomplished and you have time allocated for the things that matter most.

Creating a Schedule: Have One

It's important to have a concrete schedule, but it's also important not to be too rigid and to recognize that needs change. Find out how to balance sticking to your schedule while being flexible.

Creating a Schedule: Flexibility

One of the most commonly overlooked keys to scheduling  is to plan your off time. Being that most self employed people tend to work by default, the only way you'll end up with time for leisure or family is to plan it in!

Creating a Schedule: Scheduling Non-Work Hours

Working strait through doesn't provide your mind a chance to breath which makes you less creative and less productive. Find out tools for when and how to take breaks that will make work more enjoyable and productive.

Creating a Schedule: Taking Breaks

These tips for staying focused and avoiding distractions are foundational for your ability to  make plans and keep them. 

Planning: Avoiding Distractions

You can cross tasks off your list all day long, but if they weren't designed with a solid understanding of the outcomes you're going for, you may have just wasted your time.

Planning: Focusing on Outcomes

Take your daily plan and your to-do list to the next level by learning the process for the super-effective "ta-da list"! 

Planning: Creating a Ta-Da List

Knowing what tasks are a priority is never easy when everything feels like it's demanding your attention NOW... find out effective tools for narrowing down your workload.

Planning: Prioritization

If your friends and family are important to you, the best way to show it is to make them a priority. People make time for the things that are important to them. If you currently feel low on time for those you love, it can be humbling to realize you are not placing value on them by not creating time.

Family and Friends: Ensuring You Have Time

Since time can be hard to come by, make the most of it by being fully present and making it meaningful.

Family and Friends: Making it Meaningful
10 Tips and Tools For Productivity and Efficiency
10 Lectures 01:23:52

There is a treasure of hidden time in your day which you can discover by digging out from under all the time you waste! Complete the daily time assessment and consider where you're wasting your time and how you can reallocate it toward what you value most.

Efficiency: Personal Time Wasters

There are predictable time wasters that most entrepreneurs tend to do, so don't feel bad. Instead, stop doing them! They can save you time, money and stress! Plus, you'll be more productive and have more freedom.

Efficiency: Business Time Wasters

The 80/20 principle applies to everything in life. Find out how to determine what 20% of your customers cause you 80% of your problems and other life-changing questions!

Efficiency: The 80/20 Rule

Sometimes the best way to bring some magic to the mundane is to play a game... with yourself!

Efficiency: Playing Your Way to Productivity

We all do it. And it's very naughty. Learn how to stop checking your email obsessively. Email is the BIGGEST TIME WASTER of all time!

Technology: Mastering Email

Learn tools for using technology for productivity, instead of distraction. Includes recommendations for apps and programs.

Technology: Productivity Tools

Unplug. There, we said it. It's a proven fact that you'll be more productive and happier if you limit your screen time. Here are some important strategies!

Technology: The Importance of Unplugging

There are probably a number of things in your personal life that you can outsource that you haven't even thought of! 

Delegating: Personal Life

Delegating can be hard for entrepreneurs who are used to doing everything themselves, but it is absolutely the best thing you can do to both free your time and make the best use of it!

Delegating: Work Life

Having systems ensure that if something should happen to you, your business can continue. It also gives you a way of working yourself out of your business!

Making Yourself Replaceable with Systems
11 Tips for Combating Stress
11 Lectures 01:09:18

Write it down and let it go! Find out how.

Preventing Stress: The Power of Writing

Does your perspective of your control over your life empower you or zap your motivation? Are the questions you asking yourself inspiring you or holding you down? Find out.

Preventing Stress: Choose Your Focus

Mindfulness and meditation are proven to be the best tools for reducing stress and training the brain to focus! Learn the common misconceptions about meditation and how companies and business leaders use it! Can you focus on breathing for 2 minutes? Then you can meditate. Can you pay close attention to what's going on around you? Then you can be mindful. Try it!

Preventing Stress: Mindfulness and Meditation Tools

Give your mind a break from constant work mode! Learn how to turn it of and reboot through the hobbies and interests you already love as well as some powerful new techniques!

Preventing Stress: Taking Brain Breaks

The health benefits to moving your body are more obvious, while the benefits to your mental clarity, focus and productivity may surprise you.

Preventing Stress: The Power of Movement

A mind that is confused (by being exposed to new things) is open for growth. Plus, learning something new can be both fun and help you gain new skills.

Preventing Stress: Learning Something New

Life for the self employed can be lonely. Discover great ways to add collaboration and social interaction back into your life.

Preventing Stress: Creating Your Own “Water Cooler”

Happiness is proven to be the greatest boost to your productivity. Learn proven secrets and tools!

Happiness: How Happiness Boosts Productivity

We all have experienced that magical experience of being in the flow, when everything feels effortless and time doesn't even seem to exist. Find out how to spend more time in this peak state.

Happiness: Getting in the Flow

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful process that gives you control over your own mind and emotional state. Learn a core process from NLP that will show you how to anchor a trigger to a desired emotional state, allowing you to "turn on" that state any time you want.

Happiness: NLP Anchoring

Discover tips for finding the fun in your work environment, as well as enjoying your clients more.

Happiness: Having Fun
5 Tips for Balance through Deliberate Creation
5 Lectures 33:23

Taking time for yourself is vital to your overall wellbeing and your ability to create your life deliberately, rather than operating on autopilot. Ideally, its for an hour and in the morning. Discover what works for you!

The Power Hour

Being at your best puts you in the best possible position to give whatever you are focusing on your ALL.

Bringing Your Best Self

You've gotten this far (hopefully!).. you have goals, you've written them on a ta-da list. Now you actually have to LOOK at them daily! Find out tips for staying on track.

Setting Daily Goals

If you can see it you can be it.

The Power of Visualization

You have to give yourself permission to be #1 if you want to empower yourself to create balance in your life. It starts with you!

Being Selfish and Filling Your Tank
Conclusion and Reflection
2 Lectures 02:49

Congratulations! What are you committing to yourself? How are you going to implement what you've learned?

Conclusion and Next Steps

Attached is the January issue of Transformation Magazine: Renew 

Bonus: Transformation Magazine: January Renew
About the Instructor
Joeel & Natalie Rivera
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Joeel & Natalie are firestarters, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional speakers. They are powerful, passionate, and REAL! They have had over thirty thousand students from over 170 countries take their courses. They take students beyond the typical online course experience by evoking deep, emotional reactions that transform them from within. Rather than simply learning information, students finish each course with a clear, immediate action to take and practical tools to stay empowered and achieve success.

Their goal is to challenge individuals to step outside their comfort-zones and break free of their old patterns and limitations. They inspire students to rewrite their life stories, turn their curses into blessings, discover their greater purpose, and be the change they want to see in the world.

More about the instructors:

Joeel A. Rivera, MEd: From an early age, Joeel faced adversity, including failing his first year of college and losing his brother to a car accident at the age of 19. This experience transformed his life and instilled a deep sense of purpose by inspiring him to give his brother Daniel's name a meaning by helping others find their true path. He returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Counseling, and he is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. In almost a decade, Joeel has reached over ten thousand people from different parts of the world as an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, curriculum developer, and consultant. His clients have included school systems, the juvenile justice system, non-profits, the penitentiary system, medical centers, legal firms, individuals and small businesses.

Natalie Rivera is passionate about empowering others to live authentically and embrace their inner callings. After a decade of living a life that wasn't hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to be an entrepreneur and inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired" from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer, and created a non-profit teen center. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine.

Transformation Services, Inc. (a.k.a. Transformation Academy) offers online courses, life coach training programs, professional speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing for individuals on a path of transformation.