Peter Irvine - Co Founder Gloria Jeans Coffees, advisor and speaker at Achievers Group
People often go into business to build a better, more relaxed lifestyle - then find that the business is all-consuming, they're time-poor and their family relationships suffer. So how to achieve a successful balance? Veteran businessman Peter Irvine, co-founder of Gloria Jean's Coffees, says it won't happen by itself, you have to work at it. Don't let a diet of bad news get you down - look for positive things and positive people to restore your balance. If you take your work problems home, and your home problems to work, you'll be on a downward spiral. If husband and wife work together, they must make time to put the business aside and enjoy good times together. And if children are contemplating entering the business, make sure they work somewhere else first.