Searching for “entrepreneurs and weekends” or any combination of these words on Google would yield a plethora of relevant content that would take more than a day to read. Today, I’d like to share both sides of the coin when it comes to entrepreneurs and their weekend habits.
On one hand, some entrepreneurs work seven days a week due to the necessity and desire to do so. On the other hand, some argue for work-life balance and the need for rest. Both sides have successful entrepreneurs, making it challenging to determine which philosophy is the right one. Additional lists would be required if one were to determine success based on reason or justification.
Although the business environment has changed, and a 4-day workweek may seem counterintuitive for entrepreneurs who work on weekends, remote work could be embraced. Entrepreneurs who wish to work 24/7 without wasting time commuting to the office could take advantage of this option.
Can a successful entrepreneur shut down for two or three days, such as during holiday weekends, or take the weekend to relax and engage in non-business activities? To understand this, it is necessary to identify “business activities.” Besides crunching numbers, drafting proposals, outlining strategies, and reading reports, business activities may include thinking about new ideas, reflecting on decisions, thinking ahead, and reading business-related books and publications.
Is it possible for entrepreneurs to completely disconnect for the weekend, without any business-related activities? Can they clear their minds and focus on something else? It all comes down to balance, as it is impossible to work 24/7 without affecting one’s health. At the same time, it is not practical to completely switch off on the weekend and then return to work two days later.
Entrepreneurs must develop a Yin and Yang structure in their minds, allowing work and life to coexist rather than being an either-or scenario. They must also develop their business in a way that does not control their every waking minute and learn to delegate tasks accordingly. Building a team and creating the right culture is crucial.
In short, entrepreneurs should prioritize balance and do what makes them feel physically and mentally well-rested. They should not feel guilty or obligated to follow specific schedules or do things a certain way just because some articles suggest it. If entrepreneurship does not bring happiness, it may be time to re-evaluate and consider new options.
Make it a great day. Make it happen. Make it count!
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