Being a dad is a full time job and I’m sure that’s no secret. The joys of parenthood are plentiful, with the ability to completely transform your lifestyle. Children may be a handful, but, of course, it’s worth it in the end. That being said, it’s no easy task. With all the trials that come with being a father, it can be hard to find time to keep your business in the best possible status.

The good part is that with a few small tweaks, this balance doesn’t have to be so precarious. Your personal time, family time, and work hours don’t have to be at war with each other. Quite the contrary, they’re all aspects of what make you yourself; just three sides of the same coin. With that in mind, here are a few ways to keep these three facets of your life ticking in harmony.

1. Find ways to do what you love remotely

Sometimes, taking care of yourself can take a backseat to your other obligations. While it may seem like the right decision at the time, doing so regularly will only cause you strife in the long run! Time alone to recharge will give you the energy, focus, and drive that you need to succeed.

One way to still do the things you love is to consider trying them out remotely. For instance, if you’re a big fan of sports, you might be used to frequenting the local sports bar to watch milestone matches with a pint and some good company. While it might be difficult to take that much time away from the home, that doesn’t mean you need to miss out. There are plenty of high-quality streams and news sources (, for instance) available that allow you to stay up-to-date on all your favourite teams from the comfort of your own home.

Not only that, but nothing’s stopping you from making a ritual out of it. Put the kids to bed, grab yourself an ice-cold beer, and relax.

2. Change up your daily schedule

If you find that your current everyday schedule isn’t sustainable for you anymore, consider switching it up. If you’re fortunate enough to choose your own hours, why not try working a later shift and keeping the mornings for you and your family? It’s been proven that different people have different ideal working conditions. It might be the case that you’re simply trying to cram yourself into a box that doesn’t fit you.

Ultimately, in your quest to be the best businessman, father, and man that you possibly can be, you may need to try out some unconventional methods. If it was easy, after all, everyone would be doing it!

3. Communicate

The main key to success is to communicate with both your family and your business associates. By keeping them up to date on the new developments in your life, you’ll be able to mitigate the risk of any transitional issues. Kick-starting a brand new lifestyle can take some time and patience from the people around you.

Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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