The early bird gets the worm. Nice guys finish last. You snooze, you lose.
Sound familiar? As entrepreneurs, we’ve all been hardwired, to some extent, to believe that the more hours we put in and the more we invest in self-preservation, the easier it will be to beat the competition to the punch.
You hear a lot about work-life balance, but if every other entrepreneur and small business owner in your industry is getting a competitive edge by working non-stop and all but giving up their lives outside of work, how can one maintain a solid position in the market?
Is it true that small business owners and entrepreneurs get less sleep, take fewer vacations and still feel dissatisfied with their status? TSheets by QuickBooks wanted to find out.
In honor of the SBA’s National Small Business Week (which fell April 29 to May 5, 2018), they surveyed 200 small business owners to find out just how much work you do, what you give up to do it, and the biggest personal and professional challenges you face.
Half of you wake up between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.
… And 1 in 5 wakes up at 4 a.m. or 5 a.m.
If this resonates with you, you just might be one of the hard-working small business owners we’re talking about. Early to rise are those in business for themselves. Even with nobody to answer to, and with more flexibility in your schedule, you’re more likely to wake before the sun and start your workday.