Hustle porn alert: If you love it, there’s no problem with working 100 hours a week (incl the weekend)!
We covered so many topics that are hopefully inspirational to any agency owner.
But one topic stood out:
The concept of drive and work/life balance.
I am always deeply curious when I hear successful agency owners talk about this topic. People who run teams of 25/50/100+ people. They talk a lot about work/life balance… but I always wonder whether that approach got them to where they are in the first place? Or whether they actually had no work/life balance in the early days, when they wore all the hats in the business.
Last week I also had the pleasure of catching up with Jonny Tooze. Hugely inspirational agency owner. When I raised this topic, he summarised it really well:
“If you’re working 80 hours a week and everything consistently goes wrong, eventually you will burn out.”
“However, if you’re working 80 hours a week and everything is flying, well guess what: You will have the energy to continue.”
It is a subjective thing and everyone has to make a decision how much they want to work. How much they need to work to achieve their objectives. There is no right or wrong.
How many hours a week do you work?