What are you doing with your 18 hours?
Imagining that you get 8 hours of sleep, you have 16 hours.
How are you spending it? Got a 9-5 with a two-hour commute? You still eight more hours of your day.
What are you doing with it?
Fucking off? Probably a good portion of it, if you're being honest.
I don't work the long hours anymore that I used to when I started my business anymore. But I've been an entrepreneur for 8 years now. I have learned how to manage my time and focus on money making activities so I can now work 4 hours a day if I want. Or I can work more hours if I need to if I want to work with my VIP clients.
I wouldn't be able to choose my hours if I didn't put in the time in the beginning. It was a sacrifice. I didn't feel like I was entitled to success. I worked for it.
You have to pay your dues.
If you suck at whatever you're doing in business, yes you can spend 24 hours a day on it and still suck. That's a matter of not having any self-awareness. Recognize what you're good at and do that.
Don't turn running a business into some romantic idea that you can manifest business success. You have to do work that someone wants.
And if you're not willing to sacrifice, you're not an entrepreneur.