By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.
– Robert Frost
There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.
– Bill Watterson
A Short Reminder to Put Work Into Perspective
Over the last years, I’ve studied from home to get a degree in psychology. Now I’m nearly done. Studying from home boundaries disappear – much like working from home, I assume. It can be tough to truly disconnect from work and live your life. All the books and notes remind you that there’s work undone.
I’m already making up a number of projects for the time I’ve previously spent on the psychology degree, like doubling down on writing.
A lot of people are running in circles – working for work’s sake, working to keep working. Losing themselves in their work, and running into burnout.
I’ve had the 60h weeks, and I don’t want them back.
Work is great. But I also don’t want to end like the workaholic and forget what’s really important.
That’s why I wanted to write this short piece as a reminder to myself, and for all those who find themselves in that same place.
It comes down to putting systems in place, that allow consistency, and allow you freedom.
Worn On Your Business, Not In Your Business
“Work on your business, not in your business”, writes Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth Revisited, to remind us – and most of all business owners, that otherwise, we might end up in a trap of our own making.