Sept 25: BEDC To Host “Balancing Act” Seminar

September 13, 2019

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] will host Balancing Act, a seminar that will teach business owners and entrepreneurs about the importance of work/life balance on Wednesday, September 25th from 8.30am to 11.00am at The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.

A spokesperson said, “Hungry for success, entrepreneurs can often develop tunnel vision, causing them to lose sight of other aspects of life that don’t directly align with their goals. When this happens, family, relationships, health, and even personal wellbeing can suffer. ‘We want to help entrepreneurs refocus and give them the tools they need to change this narrative,’ states Dennis Carter, Junior MSME Officer at BEDC. He continues, ‘We want them to be successful and stay driven, but in all aspects of their lives, not just in business.’

“Work/Life balance is a dazzling and complicated juggling act, of knowing how many items you can juggle at one time and understanding the timing required to adjust to the items that are heavier or lighter in weight in order to maintain the balance. It’s about understanding how much attention you must give each dream so that you do not lose it and how much time you must give to what’s necessary so you can maintain your life,” states panelist and Licensed Professional Counselor, Maxim Alkon.

The BEDC added, “This seminar will give entrepreneurs insight on the importance of creating work and home life balance. Attendees will learn practical techniques that can be adopted into their everyday life and hear from fellow entrepreneurs that have managed to find the happy medium between running a successful business and maintaining a happy, healthy home life. A small panel comprised of entrepreneurs, and health & wellness industry professionals will share their stories and experience. Attendees will be encouraged and given practical ways to change habits, implement new practices and move towards living a more balanced life.

“Key topics of discussion will include, Creating Balance – Tips and tricks you can start doing now, and Setting Boundaries – where does work end, and life begin? The seminar will also cover Balance and Entrepreneurship – can you have both and be successful? Panelists will dive into the common misconception that balance and the successful entrepreneur cannot coexist. Attendees are also encouraged to come with their own questions or discussion points, as there will be an open question and answer discussion period reserved for the end of the seminar.

“Who should attend this seminar? Everyone! This seminar is for anyone seeking to learn how to implement a more balanced lifestyle. We encourage as many entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs, current business owners, and others to attend as possible. While the stories shared by the entrepreneurs on our panel will be framed by their journey as business owners, we feel that anyone can benefit from the techniques that will be outlined by our industry experts. Everyone can benefit from a little more balance in their lives; therefore, everyone should attend this seminar!

“To register for this seminar, please call 292-5570, email or log on to Registration is $30 for the general public and $25 for BEDC registered members. Your fee will include a light breakfast.”

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