The secret to success as an entrepreneur is to balance your tremendous drive
Part of being an entrepreneur is juggling many things at once - projects, deadlines, people and opportunities. You have a never ending (and always growing) to-do list. Do you ever feel like you want to hit the pause button and yell from the rooftops, "Whoa, stop, I want to get off!" I sure do.
As an entrepreneur, you consume lots of information, learn new things, start new projects and don't want to feel like you're ever missing out. I have found this to be a recipe for disaster if not managed and balanced with a little decompression. It's a huge fallacy that if you are not working you're not being productive. Some of my best ideas have come when I am relaxed. And the truth is, we're much more focused and energized when we give ourselves time to rest and rejuvenate.
Here's the deal: If you're always "on" - always producing, thinking, analyzing and doing, you're going to burn out. You're going to feel tired, frustrated, scattered and maybe even depressed. The secret to success as an entrepreneur is to balance your tremendous drive, creativity and "doing-ness" with some unplugged time. Hey, I didn't say it was going to be easy, but it's absolutely necessary if you want to maximize your potential and really thrive.