Episode 008: Q&A 2 – Taking care of yourself, evaluating the costs of a bad employee, and a bit more on 360 reviews.

In episode 8, I answer some important questions from viewers about how to tell when you’re getting stressed, how to manage a bad employee who desperately needs the job, and what you can do to help your family understand and support your need for time to yourself. I also go into managing a schedule and managing 360 reviews with your family.

Let’s talk a bit more about getting “down time.”

“Down time” and is the same as doing something to take care of yourself. Sometimes it can be hard for your family – particularly your spouse – to understand why you need to take time out for yourself. Given enough time and the right frame, you can help the whole family see how time for you is actually time that benefits them.

How can you tell when you’re getting stressed?

A lot of the time, we don’t seem to realize we’re stressed until we’ve been really stressed for a while. By that time, the damage stress can cause to your business and productivity may already be done. Avoid it by checking in with yourself occasionally, even when you think you’re fine.

Bad employee, good person – and he REALLY needs the job.

What do you do when you have an employee who is really bad at their job, but they desperately need it to pay the bills? It’s possible you can figure out an alternative solution that ups your business’s productivity AND doesn’t leave a good man standing high and dry in the unemployment pool.

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