By JOHN CANTER
“I’m no stranger to long hours. Even before I became an entrepreneur, I regularly put in 60 hours a week at the office without breaking a sweat. During the first year in business on my own, my norm has continued to be 12-hour workdays.
Why? For starters, it has been necessary. This is my first business. I entered the cutthroat retail industry with no retail experience. To say I have a steep learning curve is an understatement. But as the slope flattens, my hours haven’t.”
– “Working hard doesn’t mean working long hours…”, John sure got this gem right. This is a common trap that people fall into, including myself. You can slip into the long hour mode without even realizing it. If you don’t go back and evaluate what you are doing on a regular basis you start to make this type of mistake. -ed.