Finding a healthy work/life balance is key. You've still got to have a life outside of the business. If you’re the owner, it can easily become all-consuming. I was a solo dad with three primary school-aged kids and one pre-schooler back in 2007 when I first purchased the childcare centre. My kids and I would be out the door at 6.30am each morning to get the centre ready for opening. We did this for a couple of years. It was tough, yet rewarding, but not sustainable long term. I am now married and own The Armoury with my wife, Tash, and we balance our lives together. We have seven kids between us, five of whom have left home and two still in high school.