Erlanger, Kentucky – December 5, 2022 – When acclaimed executive business consultant Aduke McCoy was approached to co-author an article offering advice on how the owners and operators of small businesses can find some semblance of equilibrium between their personal and professional lives, she agreed readily, eager to share her expertise. The article, which is titled Aduke McCoy Discusses How to Balance Your Career as an Entrepreneur, was published by an online periodical that focuses on all matters relating to startup culture on October 21, 2022.
At the outset of the essay, Aduke asserts that one of the most important things an entrepreneur can do in this respect is schedule time for themselves, explaining that this can take many forms and might include “anything from working out to taking a cooking class. The key is to find something that relaxes and rejuvenates you so that you can return to work refreshed and ready to take on whatever challenges come your way,” she writes, elaborating, “One way to help you stick to your schedule is to find an accountability partner. This could be a friend, family member, or even a co-worker. Having someone to check in with will help you stay on track and ensure you are making time for yourself.”
Later in the article, Aduke McCoy highlights the inherent advantages of setting strict office hours for the owners and operators of small businesses, noting that this is especially important for those who work from home. “If you work from home, it can be easy to let work bleed into your personal life. To prevent this, set office hours and stick to them. This means developing a specific time when you start and stop working each day. Once your office hours are over, close your laptop and walk away from your desk. If you have trouble sticking to office hours, try setting a timer. Once the timer goes off, stop working and focus on your personal life.”
About Aduke McCoy:
Aduke McCoy is a Business Consultant from Erlanger, Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. in Social and Human Services before entering the workforce as an executive business consultant specializing in educational matters. In her professional capacity, she has contributed to the founding of many small businesses, such as childcare centers, tutoring agencies, and private schools. When she has spare time, Aduke enjoys exercising, serving as a Zumba instructor in her local community.