Entrepreneurs seem to believe that they need to work 23 hours a day in order to be productive and to get rich. I admit I used to feel that way. I started work early, ate in front of my computer, hardly stopped for dinner with the family, worked until late at night and then also worked seven days a week! Whew, I am exhausted just remembering it. I worry that if I hadn't gotten ahealth wake-up call if I'd still be there... doing all of those hours, missing out on my family until I had an even more life-altering health issue. It's quite likely that I would have.
Because I have been forced to slow down I've come to realize that being busy 24/7 certainly didn't mean I was productive 24/7. Now that I've taken several steps back I realize quite the opposite was true. I was spinning my wheels a lot of the time. What should have taken me an hour was sometimes taking me two... just because I wasn't focused -- I was working too many hours; being “on” all the time eventually leads to burnout.