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By Jeanette Lee
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December: Your Time
December 2011
Q. I am the father of a 4-year-old and a 7-month-old. Iíve recently refocused on pool, and started traveling to play in amateur events. I struggle being a business owner, family man and serious player. I usually just sleep less. How do you balance your life and still play great pool?
Eric; Burlington, Vt.

A. I really donít know what to tell you. Being self-employed, I get to control my own hours, but it tends to get away from me too easily. I look at my highest priorities in my life and I allot time to each priority per day. Just put all your responsibilities into the schedule. Itís tough ó and sometimes, weíre just too tired. Guess what? Too bad. If you wanna be great, you have to utilize your time to the utmost. This means getting up earlier, watching less TV, having less random conversations over the phone ... at least this is what I tell myself. I donít want to sacrifice being a good mom, wife, Christian or champion pool player, so I have to be more efficient with my time. Thatís all I can keep looking at to keep balance. By the way, proper rest is super-important; it just canít be confused with laziness.