I want weekends to be shorter. I want workdays to be longer.
As I've transitioned from a 9-5 job to building companies, I get excited about Monday mornings. I get excited about meetings. I get excited about doing things that in my previous life would have taken an act of God to accomplish.
In the past 2 weeks, we've accomplished the following:
- Locked one of PaLaCart's bigger financing deals
- Landed one of the biggest meetings a retail startup could ever hope for and
- Closed on one of the most visible production deals
These things, under any other circumstances, would have taken months. Setup the meeting, go through the pleasantries, explore potential options and then navigate the mountains of hierarchy to get to the final agreement.
At startups and at senior executive levels, these things are natural. And that's what makes it really exciting when you're doing what you love with people that you genuinely care about.
It's exciting. It's fun. It's thrilling. And for that, it makes worktime seem like playtime. And weekends like unemployment.
Regardless of the outcome, I've realized that working on what you love is the absolute # 1 priority. Life is too short to work 9-5 or heck, even one second on stuff that doesn't matter to you.