As a profession, entrepreneurship breeds anything but balance. The highs can be stratospheric and the lows can be crushing. Trying to find your rhythm in a highly competitive market can take its toll and sometimes entrepreneurs burn out far too soon. But there are ways to maintain balance despite the roller coaster ride.
This is something Mike Del Ponte, co-founder and chief executive of Soma, knows a lot about. Soma is the maker of smart, biodegradable and beautiful water filters, and delivers them to customers every other month.
Soma is launching this week. Despite the stress and frenzy that come with bringing a product to market, Mike is one of the most balanced people I know. Here, in his words, he shares the top ways he achieves balance as an entrepreneur.