“Do what you love and you never have to work a day in your life” This quote is the creative entrepreneurs mantra. But I think it is such an unbalanced truth. It doesn’t matter if you love what you do. It is still WORK and you need a break even from great, fun , satisfying work. I am so guilty of this. I tease that I don’t know how to rest….but it’s not funny. Recently I developed a dry skin condition I couldn’t manage. My face was flaking badly and when I finally made my way to the dermatologist he said the only known cause of the condition was stress. I didn’t think I was particularly stressed…but I was joggling so much and because I truly enjoy what I do, I didn’t notice the toll it was taking on my body and my mind. Waking up at 3am everyday just to get some more hours of work in, sleeping late to steal some me time which really is me working some more, people ask me how I get to do all I do…its simple ,I simply don’t rest. I’m changing that.
Dear creative entrepreneur you need to switch that over active mind OFF. A wise friend of mine once said to me “Tomi watch some mindless tv” I did just that and that was the best advice for that moment. But seriously work is work fun or not. I don’t care if it is your calling, your ministry or your destiny…a creative mind only knows how to give 100% so you have to force yourself into rest mode before you are reminded that even though your are creative genius you are still only human.