I work too much. I know I do.
Reading about how to improve your level of creativity reminded me of that. (My wife and kids do, too.)
I don’t mean to, but I do. It’s hard to shut down the computer, turn off the phone, and completely unplug. For those that can, I’m envious.
Building a business takes a lot of work. In two years, I’ve evolved into a practice that is currently:
- Serving 19 clients
- Managing more than 20 active projects
- Leading a team of 7
That translates into working:
- 6 days a week
- 15-18 hour days
- Every week of the year (including the ones with holidays)
And I LOVE every minute of it. (OK. Almost every minute of it.) But the work I do does feed my soul and connects with my deepest passions.
However, I know I won’t be able to run full throttle forever. And at some point my energy and creativity will collide. I’m working hard to solve that.
But I can’t help but think that I’m not the only Type A, obsessive-compulsive person in business. It’s odd to think that the drive that it takes to create something new can literally consume us in the process.
I’m curious. What do you do to unplug, disconnect, and refuel?
Ben Stroup is a content activist in a post-paragraph world. He is chief broker of opportunity at Ben Stroup Enterprises. Connect with Ben via email, Twitter, and Google+. Subscribe via email to learn how to use content to move people to action.