It's not possible to truly balance your personal and professional lives as you struggle to build a high-growth startup, writes Cliff Oxford, founder of the Oxford Center for Entrepreneurs. You should instead set boundaries and fully dedicate yourself to whatever you're doing at the moment, he advises. "In short, when you are at home, you are at home," he writes. "Don't tempt the brain by leaving your cellphone on or looking at e-mail while you are eating dinner."

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