There are some rules that are necessary to keep, but there are also rules that must be broken.
One common rule was to work for 8 hours, sleep for 8 hours, and play for the other 8 hours. That sounds like the winning combination since all three activities are done within an even amount of time. At least, we think it’s the winning combination.
When people think of the work that involves the 9 to 5 grind and having a job, that’s work, not play (unless you like your job). However, entrepreneurs have a more flexible schedule. A 9 to 5 routine doesn’t exist.
Entrepreneurs get to break this rule. The 9 to 5 is an 8 hour workday. This rule is hundreds of years old dating back to the late 1700’s back when people normally worked over 10 hours every day. This rule was supposed to reduce the amount of time people could work so they could spend more time with their families.
Is the same rule applied to this day? For most people, that would be yes. Here’s a better question. Does it still work? In this day, entrepreneurs can get easily get work and play mixed up.
Writing is not a chore or work. It is a hobby. Tweeting is not a chore or work. That’s a hobby too. What about the writers who love to write or the people who love to record videos. Is that work or play? Is that work or fun activities?
I don’t count how much time I spend on the computer typing. However, I’m not going to do other things for 8 hours. Today’s version of play has turned into unproductive media. There are people who still bounce the basketball around and run as long as they can, but a majority of time is spent consuming unproductive media.
Work doesn’t have to boring. Work can be fun. Entrepreneurs have the power to choose what they want their business to be about before they start. I enjoy writing books, blog posts, tweets, and pins. I don’t spend 8 hours working on my business. I usually spend more. How much time I spend on my business is something that I don’t want to do the math for. I don’t want to set a daily standard for how many hours I spend working because then the focus shifts to hours, not having fun.
8 hours of rest, 8 hours of work, and 8 hours of fun. I follow the 8 hours of rest, but I don’t follow the other two. I work on my business for well over 8 hours (that’s an educated guess), and when I work on my business, I have fun.
When I’m not working on my business or sleeping, I’m either running, hanging out with a friend, reading a book, or writing goals for my business in my book. When I run, I think about my business. The only way I’m not even thinking about my business or doing any work for my business is when I hang out with a friend.
Here’s how I manage my time. 8 hours of rest and 16 hours of fun. I do have a business and do a lot to enhance that business, but when I do anything for my business, it isn’t work, it’s fun.
There’s other rules that are worth breaking. When we think of rules, we may think of the typical, “You can’t drive until you’re 18 years old,” or something similar. However, there are some rules that are very outdated.
According to the outdated Grammar rule, you can never start a sentence with ‘there are’ or ‘there is.’ There are many people breaking this outdated rule.