So I started my company at 23. I was full of energy and worked harder rather than smarter.
Flash forward to today. I’m now 33, happily married with two kids. I’m more focused on what our services are and how we are delivering them. My life is more comfortable and I’m now working smarter but feel conflicted as to whether I’m actually working harder?
I constantly struggle with the fact that my family takes away time for me to focus on growing the business. I feel bad that I feel this way, but my gut feeling is that sometimes they are interrupting my ability to work harder to keep up with competitors.
Again I don’t like the fact that I feel this way. I cannot get out of the house any earlier than 730am and my day regularly has to stop at 5pm. By 9pm after family time, dinner, and putting the kids to bed I sometimes just do not have the energy or mental capacity to work though I used to work till 1-2am before I was married.
Does anyone else struggle with this?? Am I looking at this the wrong way? Or is this just the crappy struggle of running a business?