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Find Work-Life Balance in 2021 with a Daycare Business
Recent data shows that 66% of American workers lack work-life balance. Based on this statistic, and others, the possibility of achieving a comfortable and healthy work-life balance often seems just too good to be true. While this is the case in many parts of corporate America, it’s not an unrealistic expectation to set when you choose to open a daycare business. At Discovery Point, we’re proud to offer an opportunity for entrepreneurs to escape the relentless pace of the corporate world and embark on a fulfilling career that brings them joy.
Our franchisees enjoy expert support from our experienced team as they run daycare businesses that have the potential to make a difference in their local communities. Running a child care center isn’t always easy, but it does allow for a greater degree of flexibility, the chance to make new and lasting connections, and a deep sense of accomplishment at the end of each and every day.
Making Work-Life Balance a Priority as the Owner of a Daycare Business
With so many Americans carrying the burden of heavy workloads while struggling to juggle family relationships and responsibilities, it’s no wonder people feel their stress levels are at an all-time high. Although hard work is essential to any achievement, it shouldn’t come at the cost of your mental or physical health. If you feel your job is getting in the way of your ability to live, it may be time to make a change.
As the owner of a Discovery Point child care center, you can finally have the freedom to call the shots about how you spend your time and energy. We give our franchisees the power to build daycare businesses that reflect their own passions and personal interests as well as the needs of their local communities.
Take a look at some of the ways our franchisees achieve a healthy work-life balance while operating successful businesses in a thriving industry.
Accomplishing Manageable Goals Each Day
Setting realistic priorities and following through on meeting these goals offers a sense of accomplishment and control that fosters a healthy relationship with work. After all, the more control we maintain over our workload, the easier it is to also control our stress levels.
The Discovery Point franchising team supports franchisees with meeting their goals by providing a specific list of tasks to be accomplished on each day of the week. This helps keep our center owners organized and on-track without feeling micromanaged.
Increasing Efficiency Through Teamwork
Learning to delegate is crucial to maintaining work-life balance. When you surround yourself with a reliable team you know you can count on, you can delegate important tasks with peace of mind and avoid becoming overwhelmed. For example, you can entrust one of your Directors with opening your center on certain days of the week so you can see your own children off to school.
Our corporate team is also always on call when you need help with new and unexpected challenges at your center. With this kind of support system in place, you can enjoy success without unbearable stress.
When you make your job work for you, you don’t have to work around the clock. Working the hours when you’re most productive will help you feel accomplished and give you the ability to prioritize your personal relationships and physical and mental health. You’ll love having a career that allows you to be there for every family event and personal milestone.
As a franchisee with Discovery Point, you’ll enjoy a tremendous amount of flexibility with scheduling your day. Many of our center owners choose to be present only at drop-off and pick-up times to greet families and welcome children to their centers, leaving the rest of their daily schedule open to whatever the day holds
Some have their Directors take care of these duties on certain days so they can focus on operational tasks, go over staffing needs, or make big picture plans. With this flexible approach to your everyday work life, the tedium of the typical 9-to-5 can finally be a thing of the past.
It is important to note that the initial phases of building your center and establishing a presence in the community will be time consuming. But it’s refreshing to know that once you’ve put in the initial commitment and effort, you’ll have a thriving center and just one of the rewards coming your way will be the increased flexibility you desire.
Making a Difference in the Community
Work-life balance is about more than avoiding the negative consequences of overworking yourself. It’s also about ensuring the work you do has meaning. As the owner of a daycare business, you’ll have the opportunity to make important connections within your local area through outreach programs and community events.
As you build relationships with your neighbors and adapt your child care center to meet the specific needs of local families, you can start making your community a better place. Nothing is more rewarding than helping children blossom into unique individuals and inspiring them to make a positive impact on the world.
Are you ready to enjoy a better work-life balance while doing work that leaves you feeling fulfilled? Learn more about opening a Discovery Point daycare business today by calling our franchising team at 770-623-1140.