From The Balance Blog

February 19, 2018

Build Your Force Fields

It is takes nearly superhuman strength to balance both your business and family. Both of them are at risk of many possible attacks from many possible […]
February 12, 2018

Is Australian Franchising’s Future in Danger?

Franchising’s future in Australia certainly appears to be uncertain.  Any brand that isn’t global, isn’t really a strong brand anymore. Being a big fish in a […]
February 6, 2018

The 3 Key Traps to Avoid When Buying a Home Service Franchise.

Do you need advice in selecting a home services franchise? Are you considering buying a home services franchise opportunity or starting your own home service business? What are the key […]
January 30, 2018

How to Survive the Journey of a Successful Family Business Owner

STOP THE FREE FALL, START THE ADVENTURE When you started your business, it took a major leap of faith. It took a generous helping of true […]
January 25, 2018

Don’t Wait Until Life Rocks You to Look for Balance.

    11.28 ON AN ORDINARY SATURDAY MORNING When it comes to a balance between family and business, I don’t believe I have all the answers. […]
January 10, 2018

Dealing with Resistance In Your Own Camp.

  Are you struggling with dealing with resistance within your own family or business? Does it feel that the people who should be supporting you are […]
December 17, 2017

Surviving Life’s Emotional Storms.

Are you facing a major life challenge? It could be health issues for a family members or yourself? It could be financial pressure? Do you feel […]
November 30, 2017

Finding Your Personal True North in Your Business and Family Life Balance.

Are you struggling with your Business and Family life balance? The real problem maybe more straight forward then you think? You do have to decide what […]
November 7, 2017

Maintaining Life Balance In An Unbalance World.

We live in a time of the most rapid change the world has ever experienced. It feels like everything is changing constantly. Families are under many […]

Balance - The Book

Growing both a business and a family at the same time is not only extremely rewarding, it’s also very challenging. The day-to-day demands on your time can be difficult to prioritise on the run. I have spent the better part of the last 20 years of my life helping business owners build their businesses so that they work for their families. In that time I’ve seen over and over again that this struggle is ongoing for many people.


A Bit About Robert

Robert James has a proven record in business. He is passionate about growing business while maintaining his connection with his family. At the age of 21 he first entered the business world as a professional horse trainer and breaker. By 27 years of age he had commenced his franchise network James Home Service, which grew to a 400-strong franchise system and turned over $20 million in home services annually. And he has over 20 years of experience as an elite business coach and sales manager.

Fit For Purpose Leadership #1

Leadership Gigs is an invitation only worldwide think-tank and forum for highly successful, new-breed leaders. Here 18 high achievers share their current best thinking on corporate wellness and wellbeing: health, mindset, social, meaning and purpose, best-practice and emerging trends. And what it takes to be fit-for-purpose.



Karen Ingram, Peter Allton, Neil D'Silva, Dom Mason, Elizabeth Banks, Dom Mason, Sarah-Anne Lucas, Sean Foley, Joy Zarine, Daniel Browne, Tara Halliday, Robert James, Ben Green, Padma Coram, David Sammel, Hilary McGowan, Susan Payton, Antoinette Oglethorpe, Andrew Priestley