Does the tranquil business owner really exist?
March 19, 2010 1:10 PM Subscribe
Do business owners and freelancers ever learn to relax while running their own businesses? And if so, how do they get to that point?
posted by the foreground to work & money (18 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
My admittedly anecdotal and limited experiences working for people who run their own companies suggests to me that most business owners are workaholics, obsessing over their business 24/7, 365. I'm really interested in entrepreneurship and understand a lot of the benefits of starting your own business, the potential freedom and intellectual stimulation that can come with being your own boss. I also understand the beginning is almost always incredibly demanding, and that most small businesses fail because it is so difficult.
My question really has to do with the "successful" businesses that have made it past the 5 year mark. Do these owners ever get to a point where they can leave on Friday evening and not think about work until Monday again, or is obsessive business thoughts part of the trade off until you retire or sell your company?