Build Your Utopia






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In this episode of Build Your Utopia, Ben and Josh discuss this week's episode and review the stellar reviews received on iTunes.

Earlier this week, Matt Maszczak of Balance is Bunk was on the show. This episode (listen to it here) did a great job of shining a light on what it is like to be an entrepreneur and how challenging it is to keep a work-life balance.

Ben, in particular, really had an affinity for Matt's story (and sort of had a bromance with him since they both have an audio engineering background).

Ben and Josh spoke about how Matt stated that life never stays in perfect balance. Also, they discussed how the balance of life is either seen as a pendulum or a scale.

Here is what they were trying to break down, there are people that swing back and forth to extremes from working like a madman (or woman) one second to going to the extremes of enjoying life the next. These are people that look at work-life balance as a pendulum.

Then, there are people that look at work-life balance as a scale and try to keep everything at a minimum, rarely, if ever, going to the extremes mentioned above.

Ben and Josh both agree that they look more at the work-life balance challenge as a pendulum, although their ideas of going "full tilt" for fun are very different.

There were several other important (cough, cough) topics that were brought up in the episode:

  • Chicken wings
  • Interstellar
  • The bent iPhone epidemic
  • The movie theater experience
  • The dangers of kayaking

These topics were discussed in very fascinating (cough, cough) detail.

There were also some deep, critical topics discussed in this episode as well:

  • The American dream of going to college and the epidemic of student loan debt
  • When the right time is to release your entrepreneurial creation into the wild

Ben and Josh also discuss the stellar reviews received on iTunes from the first 10 days of the show. If you are reading this and have left a review, thank you for leaving us such awesome reviews.

If you haven't left us a review, head over to iTunes or Stitcher and let us know what you think.

Finally, some closing thoughts.

Here at Build Your Utopia, we believe that sometimes you have to go "full tilt" to hit your goals. It happens. To achieve something great, you must go the extra mile. However, don't let that happen all the time. With that said, in this episode Josh asks Ben how the entrepreneurial responsibilities have impacted his work-life balance so far. You will be surprised by his response, even with the late nights until 1:30 AM or 3:30 AM working on the show.

Thanks again for following the show and listening! If you haven't subscribed to the show, do it now so you never miss an episode. You can subscribe via email to the right or text at the top.

As always, a special thank you to The Strand for our intro and outro music!

Direct download: 007_Is_Balance_a_Pendulum_or_a_set_of_Scales.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT