Living Entrepreneurship Blog / Babson Entrepreneurs

Not Enough Time

There is never enough time in the world, and especially not enough time in the day for all the things you love in life.

Sacrifices are a must when running a startup. How you balance is up to you, but if you cherish going out every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, plus Tuesdays, then you won’t be able to fully commit to a startup that will really explode.

Sleeping in isn’t something that you absolutely have to give up though, because you can always work late and sleep later. Personally, I have a crazy schedule that involves me sleeping at random hours, or during the day because I feel my productivity is higher during the other hours of the day.

While you probably don’t have the time to go for that 10-mile run every day, plus the hour work out before that, you can certainly find time to stay fit and healthy while running a startup. I like to play basketball every other day since I am too lazy to hit the gym. All I need is to make sure I can comfortably fit into my slim fit dress shirts, otherwise, I’ll have to get a few more men’s dress shirts made (I’m trying to be economical and NOT spend more money, which is a scarce resource when you are managing a startup).

But ultimately, if you are running a startup and want to see it to success, you have to make some sacrifices and cut down on a few of the things that you love in life, but make sure that you passionate enough about your business that you can happily make those sacrifices.