Simple Work-Life Balance Hack For Entrepreneurs With Too Much To Do

January 31, 2024

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Entrepreneurs often struggle with work-life balance due to the increasing demands of their businesses and personal lives. Traditional to-do lists are ineffective in managing these demands, leading to a constant feeling of overwhelm. To address this, the speaker introduces the concept of 'buckets' to achieve balance. Each bucket represents a different area of life, such as physical health, emotional well-being, social connections, and business. By allocating time to each bucket and prioritizing tasks within them, entrepreneurs can ensure that all important aspects of their lives receive attention. This approach helps in maintaining balance and avoiding the feeling of constantly playing catch-up.


  • Traditional to-do lists are ineffective in managing the demands of an entrepreneur's life.
  • The 'bucket' system helps achieve balance by allocating time to different areas of life.
  • Prioritizing tasks within each bucket ensures that important aspects receive attention.
  • Valuing time as a scarce resource and making conscious choices in how it is spent leads to a more balanced and fulfilling life.


00:00 Introduction: The Busy Life of an Entrepreneur

03:30 The Challenge of Balancing Life as an Entrepreneur

06:23 The Ineffectiveness of Traditional To-Do Lists

11:34 The Concept of Buckets for Achieving Balance

16:24 Implementing the Bucket System

20:47 Flexibility and Prioritization in the Bucket System

22:12 Valuing Time as a Scarce Resource

23:12 Conclusion: Building the Business and Life of Your Dreams

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