Most entrepreneurs I know don't talk about the balance between life and work. They talk about their burning desire and passion to innovate and inspire change. Be it creating a product or feeding an entire village in Africa, they’re constantly pushing for their next goal. To them, there is no balance between life and work because they are one and the same.
Countless professionals have written about the dangers associated with not separating business from personal life. But why would I want to separate business and my personal life, when my business is what I love doing? It seems more torturous to force myself not to problem solve, not to strategize, not to design and not to write code after 6 pm everyday. The four tenets of my job are the four things that I have loved doing my entire life.
I like to live my life like an action movie plot, always chasing after another dramatic exciting challenge that has to be solved and moved past. For me the boundaries of life, work and play seem to blur together. I like to think that this is a blessing and not a curse.
Find something you love and do it everyday and you will never work a day in your life someone once told me. Luckily, I’ve found (and founded) that thing I love in Digital Surgeons. I’ve been so fortunate to be able to find and build a team of like minded individuals. This again is where the line between work and life blurs. My colleagues at Digital Surgeons have become part of my family. We work together, play together, overcome challenges and celebrate successes together. I know plenty of blood related families that can’t say that.
You've only got one life so finding what matters to you and focusing on that is the key to happiness. Whether society says that your happiness is coming from “work” or “play” shouldn’t dictate how much time you spend on it.
What are your thoughts on entrepreneur life? I love connecting with people and learning about how they see the world. You should follow me on twitter. I tweet a bunch and some of it’s useful (debatable).