QUALITY OVER QUANTITY
Colin Powell calls them “busy bastards”.
If you know entrepreneurs you know the tales of 16-hour-days, 80 hour weeks, sleeping under your desk. These stories are hushed, not told, to preserve the aura of awe. Entrepreneurs wear them as badges of honor. It’s their version of the purple heart.
Yes, you will find yourself working long hours from time to time. You will wish that a day had more than 24 hours and you will end up working longer stretches without enough sleep and too much work.
Don’t work long hours just because it’s the social norm in startup land. Dare to be different and do what’s right for you and your business. And if you end up working 16 hour shifts: Don’t brag about it. Be proud of your end results, not the process.
Build What Matters.