Unlearning our attitudes to work

I will start out by saying that I am completely a reformed workaholic. I ran my service based business for 13 years and for the last 5 years of that, as the company grew bigger, I fell into the habit of working longer. A normal day became 12 hours at the computer and I had the familiar feeling of a sore neck, sluggish body and tired eyes.

But, it was what I thought I had to do. From a very young age, I always wanted to create something great. Well, lots of great things. I want to serve people and leave the world a little happier. I always thought that if I worked longer and harder, I would get there faster.

This was where I was wrong. By working longer I actually stifled my creativity, I became slower because I was tired and thus, it took me longer to get the same amount of work done.

Once I sold my company and came out of that bubble and realised how deep I was in it (sometimes it’s really hard to see when you’re right in the thick of it), I vowed never to fall into...

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