Dear Entrepreneur,

Whatever you do, work hard and play hard. Make sure you don’t forget to have fun in between your daily hustle. When some people think of what a “hardworking” entrepreneur looks like, they envision a superhuman working at least 80 hours a week, and they believe those who don’t work that much are unserious.

Yes, entrepreneurship is difficult, and to grow and scale a business, you must put in long hours of work, more than what the average person is willing to put. But, please, don’t sacrifice your relationship with your family, or your social life, for success.

What if you put in these long hours, and neglect your personal life, but your business eventually fails? Then, you’ve lost both your business and your personal relationships. Even if your business skyrockets, you may feel locked into work (as I did), and be obliged to devote long hours to the continued growth of your business.

Ultimately, this will lead to a physical and mental collapse of your mind as a result of overwork and stress. So, I urge you to manage your time and grant yourself some breaks and days off. Take time to socialize and spend time with family, friends and loved ones. This can help clear your mind, and help you in making better business decisions.

With love,