One of the most important things for an entrepreneur to do is learn how to balance time between work and life. Most people are use to going to work from 9 to 5 and then spending time with their families. Entrepreneur’s aren’t really given the same 9 to 5 schedule. The fact of the matter is that most entrepreneurs end up working more than they end up living their life. That’s something I had to deal with immediately when I started my first business at 21 years old. I was never taught anything about having a healthy balance of work and free time. I use to spend almost 75 hours a week working, and it never really bothered me a single bit. I loved work, and I loved becoming successful.
However, after a few years of that I realized that I was overworking myself. I realized that I was going to burn out really fast if I didn’t take a few minutes for me. Just some time away from work to be a normal person and do normal things. I decided that balancing my time would eventually end up making me more successful in business because I wouldn’t get burned out with work. The minute I decided to have some free time to myself I became a much happier person, and more successful.
So for all the young people that email me asking “whats the most important thing to know in order to be successful” I would have to say this is right up at the top of the list. Don’t let your business run your life instead let your life run your business. In the end you will be glad you made that decision, and you will be more successful.