Do Entrepreneurs Ever Get Time Off?
Well, what do you think? If you’re starting an online business, do you have any days off?
Is life a living hell once you start your own business? How do you ever have time to have fun and relax?
I’m in Door County, Wisconsin today working on one of my family vacation destination websites while at the same time attending a wedding of my wife’s best friend from high school. Although the “work” I’m doing is a bit stressful right now – sales, sales, sales – I’ve realized one thing, if you do something you really love and you’re passionate about, your business becomes more a lifestyle than a job.
If you’re doing what you love to do for your business, what does time off really mean then?
I was reading an article about entrepreneurship and success and thought you all might want to hear this:
…I’ve seen a lot of entrepreneurs profiled and interviewed. And countless times I’ve seen entrepreneurs express this sentiment: “I don’t remember the last time I had a vacation.” “I don’t have time to take any time off.” “I hope I make a boatload of money someday so I can ‘make up’ all the time my family has sacrificed.” To all of that, I say: BS. Entrepreneurship doesn’t have to mean the elimination of any other priorities in your life. I used to think that way. But now I make sure I take time for the things in my life that matter (family, community, personal time)…So my advice: If you’re an entrepreneur, for Pete’s Sake, take some time off!
My question to you all is the following:
If your primary reason for starting your own business was to get away from the 9 to 5 grind of working for someone else and to become financially free, how do you manage to keep all the priorities in order (family, community, personal time, etc.)?