When I ran my own game company, I’ll admit that I threw much of myself into the work. I spent nearly every waking hour for the first several years working on the business. If it wasn’t adding features to Meridian 59, it was filing tax paperwork, or mentoring one of my employees.
But, the important thing here is that I chose to work long hours. I owned about half the company, and if the company had seen great success I stood to profit from it. Plus, I truly enjoyed the work; it didn’t feel like a burden to bear, it was something I was happy to do.
But, what if I didn’t want to live my life entirely for work? What if I wanted to stop and smell the roses? Is there a reason why I couldn’t do so?