Alix, founder of the ready-to-wear fashion brand Heim­stone, Onur, co-founder of Found min­eral wa­ters, and their daugh­ter El­lis, aged 3

— One mustn’t let one­self be­come trapped in a rou­tine where ev­ery­thing seems com­pli­cated. One has to know how to break the rou­tine, take the plunge and go off in search of ad­ven­ture!”

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How do you cope with your co­ex­ist­ing pro­fes­sional and pri­vate lives? — A: Quite well, even if it has taken some time to adapt! Hav­ing one’s own busi­ness means be­ing free to plan the hours you work, but there’s also a risk that your work­ing day never ends. You have to be strong and brave enough to set lim­its for your­self. We have one very sim­ple rule: when we come home in the evening, there are no more emails and no more work un­til we go back to the of­fice the next day. How do you do it all with­out los­ing your cool? — Like many things in life, it’s a ques­tion of balance: you must know how to gauge the im­por­tance of things, to have a sense of pri­or­i­ties and to make com­pro­mises. Onur and I love trav­el­ling, spend­ing a max­i­mum of time with the fam­ily, eat­ing and prac­tis­ing sport, but we also feel pas­sion­ate about our work. We try to balance all that out each day and cre­ate a sense of sta­bil­ity and har­mony. Any ad­vice? — One must also learn to lis­ten to one­self, not to for­get that we only have one life and that it must above all be fun and ex­cit­ing! One shouldn’t al­low one­self to be­come trapped in a rou­tine where ev­ery­thing seems com­pli­cated. One has to know how to break the rou­tine, take the plunge and go off in search of ad­ven­ture!

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