A primary focus of Americans, Work-Life balance is how we balance out the needs of our family and personal life with those of our careers and businesses. Successful “type A” people often struggle to “turn off” work, resulting in burnout and stress from poor Work-Life balance.

Work Life Balance

Often seen as an issue for older workers, the millennial generation and Zoomer Generation have embraced work-life balance from the beginning of their careers. Unlike prior generations that would often leave vacation days utilized, younger professionals plan vacations and trips throughout their career.

With careers getting longer and people living longer, it is no longer plausible to push off the needs of your life until “after the kids leave” or retirement, making the need to embrace your personal and professional needs throughout your career.

While often seen as a woman’s issue, younger couples are far more likely to have more balanced financial and home life obligations. Indeed, half of women now earn more than their partner, so maintaining the needs of the home life and business life now fall equally on both sexes. Without the gendered connotation, matters of work-life balance can revolve around scheduling, technology, remote work, and flexibility to get work done at different times and locations.

Bette’s Business Book Club often features contemporary business authors who integrate matters of life balance throughout their career. While classic business texts ignore your hours outside the office, our constant communication modern lifestyle requires that we address this to prevent burnout and maximize our likelihood of success.

Barking Up The Wrong Tree – Video

By |2021-06-17T17:01:55-04:00June 17th, 2021|Categories: Business Book Club|Tags: , , , , , , |

"Barking Up The Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong" by Eric Barker was June's Business Book. Join me and my fellow book club members as we discuss our key takeaways from "Barking Up The Wrong Tree," and let us know what you think in the comments. We concluded that this is one of our favorite book club books and that if you were going to read only one of our business books, Barking Up The Wrong Tree is the one you should read.

Work-Life Balance & Twitter

By |2021-06-11T20:46:32-04:00June 11th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , , |

Work-Life Balance has generated quite a bit of buzz. It seems that the younger generation is throwing away the capitalistic mantra of “No Days Off!” and recycling it into "PLEASE, take days off for your health. As a member of Gen-Z, I agree that self-care should come first, not your job. However, I also recognize that self-care should not be an excuse for underdelivering at said job. I figured I would look at what Twitter is saying about Work-Life Balance and share it with you for this week's social media round-up.

Is Florida Covid-Free?

By |2021-06-04T21:27:20-04:00June 4th, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , , |

Is Florida "Covid-Free?" No, but people are sure acting like it. Florida is opening back up, and according to usafacts.org, 39% of Florida's population is COVID-19 vaccinated. I have noticed that most businesses in Florida don't require masks (as long as you're fully vaccinated). I figured that I'd take a look at what Twitter is saying about Florida's Covid-free future.

Adoption Tax Credit

By |2021-06-03T13:47:23-04:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , , , |

To kick off Pride Month, we're bringing you a special tax tip Tuesday. On this one, we are going to go over the adoption credit. Now, obviously, the adoption credit applies to anyone who adopts a child. It is not strictly for the LGBTQIA+ community. It applies to everyone, but the LGBTQIA+ community does tend to make good use of this, so I wanted to do a high-level overview of the credit.

To Sell Is Human – Video

By |2021-05-27T20:00:03-04:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Business Book Club|Tags: , , , |

To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, by Daniel H. Pink, was May's Business Book.  Join me and my fellow book club members as we discuss our key takeaways from To Sell Is Human. We concluded that this is an excellent book for beginners because it summarizes many books we've read previously at Bette's Business Book Club. Watch our book club below and let us know what you think in the comment section. 

Dogecoin – DogeDay & Elon Musk Recap

By |2021-06-03T01:41:47-04:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Other Perspectives|Tags: , , , |

Dogecoin, if you haven't heard of this fabled cryptocurrency, you've been living under a rock. I haven't been able to leave my house or check my phone without hearing about people's experiences with dogecoin. After hearing about people's gains after they invested in dogecoin, my interest was naturally peaked. I decided I would turn to Twitter to help answer some of my questions about this crypto and hopefully answer some of yours. Let's take a dive into this week's social media round-up.

Outsourcing Accounting Video

By |2021-02-25T15:13:00-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we will discuss how you can better enjoy your life by outsourcing accounting. Welcome to your Monday morning at Business Quickie with Bette. How can a service like outsource accounting help you enjoy your life? Well, I will tell you.

3 Things to Know Before You Outsource

By |2021-02-05T11:39:31-05:00January 27th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , |

Today we're going to talk about three questions that you should ask before you decide to outsource. Now, I've spoken before about outsourcing, how great this can be, especially for smaller businesses, when you don't have time to do everything yourself. But you can't just hire anyone, right? That's a little risky. So, three things to ask before you say yes and sign a contract, or send them money, anything like that.

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