What are you doing with your 18 hours?
Imagining that you get 8 hours of sleep, you have 18 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.
Alycia Wicker is a business coach for creative entrepreneurs. Her clients land more of their own dream clients and make more cash, period. Celebrity gossip whore. Elvis-obsessed.