Many entrepreneurs became entrepreneurs by taking something that they love and turning it into a profitable business. So for them, work doesn’t quite feel like work; it feels more like paid fun. As an entrepreneur, I know that it is a lot of hard work; a ton of believing in things that others don’t see or understand and sometime the financial stakes are high.
One of the biggest problems that most entrepreneurs face is the workaholic habit. Many entrepreneurs will stay up working till odd hours, putting in more hours in a week than they ever did as an employee. Yet, most continue to express that the work they do doesn’t feel like work, but more like play. With anything, we need to practice discipline to avoid the burn out factor that can occur. For some of us, its hard to discipline ourselves and for others its very simple. But alas! There is hope for the workaholic entrepreneur.
I recently learned that there is software that can automatically power down your computer at a certain time. This will allow you to establish and set the hours your want to work. With the software, the computer will safely power down at a certain time, therefore, forcing you to wrap up any projects that you’re working on. Of course, you will have to be discipline enough not to power it up again! Generally, I think powering down your main computer has a psychological effect– that you’re done for the day.
If you want to put an end the workaholic habit and give the software a try, check out Switch Off; Auto Power-on and Shut- down; and Auto Exit. These are a few examples of the types of software that is on the market.
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