Prepare for a 24/7 work lifestyle
Lot’s of people become their own boss because they want to work their own hours and have the freedom to do what they want, when they want. If your business model reflects this then your in luck. If however, your business requires the hours to be put in, don’t expect to be playing golf midweek like in the movies. There is no getting away from it, running a business and being an entrepreneur will demand a huge amount of your time, especially at first. Now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you just need to be prepared for it.
One thing that could catch you out very quickly is burnout. It’s likely that work will be on your mind all the time. Being an entrepreneur isn’t like a 9-5 where you can come home and chill out in front of the telly. Your brain will be constantly switched on, which is actually great, because if you’re passionate about what you’re doing your going to love it.
The only problem is you will get tired, so you will need to learn to switch off and recover.
The three main things I would advise are;
- Go to bed early and get enough sleep
- Eat well and try to avoid late night fast food stops
- Massage and acupuncture are a great way to relieve stress