Sam Zherka on Making Time for His Hobbies

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy; or in this case, Sam Zherka. Sammy Zherka is living his dream: owning a string of successful businesses and eight wonderful children. What more could one ask for? He feels truly blessed to be living the life that he’s always dreamed of as a child.

For Sam Zherka, creating a healthy work-life balance is important because it helps him be fully present and focused on each aspect of his life. When he is with his family for instance, he makes sure not to take work-related calls or bring work assignments home. Sammy Zherka also makes sure to squeeze a little personal time for himself—so he can enjoy his hobbies too. His favorite sport/hobby is Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

What does Sam Zherka love most about MMA?

It’s the combination of various disciplines in martial arts and combat sports that first attracted Sammy Zherka to the sport. In a nutshell, here’s what you will learn in MMA: karate, jiu-jitsu, tae kwon do, judo, and muay thai for the martial arts part; and boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling for the combat sports part.

For Sam Zherka, the physical exertion and mental agility involved in MMA help him release work-related stress. Watching MMA competitions alone are enough to give him the adrenalin rush needed to instantly relieve his stress.

Watching MMA competitions also affords him a bit of “me” time; hanging out with friends to watch the competitions. It’s his version of having a “good time with the boys.”

He fully supports his wife’s “me” time as well. Sammy Zherka knows that in order for them to be good at their respective jobs as well as excellent parents to their kids, he and his wife each need a little breather every now and then.

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