If you told me working late didn’t mean I stayed at the office until 6:30 or 7:00pm and barely caught the end of dinner with my family, but instead meant 11:00pm nearly every night, working on 47 different things. But, I don’t have to fight traffic and I get to the dinner table without any stress. I’d take my most current version of working late any day every day — wouldn’t you?
It’s not that I’m unorganized or don’t work diligently during the day. In many ways, I’m too organized (haters would call it being anal) and I think it drives my business partners a little crazy. I suppose what it is is that I’m finally working on things I want to work on and pick who I work with as opposed to working on a project that doesn’t spark any innovation or challenge me.
I’m finally working on things I want to work on and pick who I work with
Now I’m losing track of time (in a good way) and even when I go to bed past 11pm, I’m waking before my alarm clock ready to go. Will this end? Surely this is from sheer emotion and not sustainable right? Is it an entrepreneurial thing? Is it an “owning your own business thing”? It couldn’t be good for me.
But what am I to do — there is so much to be done and I’m having a blast doing it. I feel like I’m really building something of significance. It may be a house of cards or it could turn out to be something that changes lives…it has already changed mine.
Jan Michael Aldea is a jack of all trades finally making good at being well rounded. His background in marketing, consulting, business coaching & training, real estate, fitness, parenthood, marriage, and life makes Michael ill equipped to be in a cubicle, but very equipped to help transform people and companies one (sometimes humorously awkward) step at a time. He is the president and director of business development for Go Left Marketing based out of Charlotte, NC.