I’ve met plenty of business owners who boast about the number of hours they put into their business, almost as though it’s a badge of honour they proudly wear on their sleeve.
They talk about being part of #TeamNoSleep, as though it’s a competition on who can get by on the least amount possible.
They tell me that if you love what you do, it’s not really work.
They tell me that they’ll work an 80-hour week for themselves to avoid working a 40-hour week for someone else.
I understand the excitement of starting a business. I understand that there are so many things to do and how difficult it can be to fit it all in. I understand how when you’re just about to go to bed, thoughts come pouring into your head and keep you from falling asleep. It happens to me, too.