Being good at what you do can be a pain


Being good at what you do can be a pain

Loser by Hugh Macleod

This just makes me laugh every time I look at it. The sentiment in this is just so true. Being successful at something is supprisingly hard - not because it's hard to be good at anything but hard because suddenly you have to do more of it, or more often. I run a business that does it's job very well and as a result I work almost around the clock. Yes, I'm in control and could change that but lets be clear that I'm not complaining here - far from it, I love my life and working hard.

I dont think anyone who sets out to do something like run a business realises just how much of a pain in the butt it can be when you are doing well. I certainly didn't, and neither did the business friends of mine. I keep telling people that the great thing about having your own business is being able to work whenever I want. If I only want to work 2 hours today - so be it. The reality is that I have all the time in the world, to work every waking hour I have hahaha. If you've been in business you will know what I mean.

The observation made in this image just makes me laugh because I think most business people have thought this as some point. I dont always feel like I'm succsessful and over loaded with people wanting Leftfield Interactive to do work for them. But on the good days, when I finish work at 4am (like today) I do wonder about the benefit of being good at what I do.

This image comes from http://gapingvoid.com/ (14 June). It's from the very funny Hugh MacLeod.

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