It's pretty clear that people with money are not always happy. This became a bolt of reality when Arianna Huffington (Founder of The Huffington Post) woke up in a puddle of her own blood in 2007.
What Arianna experienced was pure burnout.
I share a similar story. After launching 7 companies in 10 years, with almost $20 million in revenue, making appearances on almost every major T.V. network and magazine, I found myself living in two wonderful homes (the beach and the mountains) and I absolutely hated my life. I was sick, tired, anxious, and just about absent in my family.
Don't get too busy making a living that you forget to make a life.
What Arianna covers in this interview is beyond critical for any entrepreneur. We believe the lie that in order to start our dreams we must stop our peaceful life. We must stop sleeping. We must stop having hobbies. We must stop taking time off. We must stop vacations. But this is nothing more than the beginning of entrepreneurial cancer and the end of our personal happiness.
Pull out the notepad. In this short interview there you'll hear shocking truths you will not want to forget.
How did this video make you feel? What do you do to stay happy in the midst of launching your dreams? Let me know in the comments below.
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