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Why Entrepreneurs Need Slack In Their Schedules

Entrepreneurs take 100 percent responsibility for their financial security but many overfill their schedules and end up becoming workaholics. The current virtual conferencing breakthrough has meant that entrepreneurs have gained as much as 30 percent of their time back, and while there might be the temptation to fill that time with more work, in this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller explain why the best thing they can do is leave that time open.

Here's some of what you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why entrepreneurs are prone to loneliness and insecurity.
  • Why major productivity breakthroughs happen outside of meetings and work activities.
  • The dangers of entrepreneurs overscheduling themselves.
  • Ways to avoid spending too much of your time working.
  • How quality time alone can raise the standards of what makes it into your schedule.

Show Notes: 

  • Entrepreneurs are often admired for being workaholics.
  • Some entrepreneurs develop addictions to cope with loneliness and insecurity.
  • Entrepreneurs can’t feel secure in just doing what the boss wants, because they are the boss.
  • When time with yourself is valuable, your standards will be higher about what makes it into your schedule.
  • The extra time we have now won’t last forever.