How does one work 50+ hours a week?

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  1. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    that was a small idea that popped up, it didnt work out and i've moved on to some other things that have been working better.

    that idea was something i thought i could add to the lineup and eventually have one of my friends take it over for me, it had the potential for another small stream of income.

    My larger business is going fine, its the small businesses that take some work to get moving.

    I'm not quite sure what the deal is here, i'm being criticized now because i dont work 80+ hours a week [​IMG]
     
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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    So SG what worthwhile information can you add to my knowledge and then back up in fact? Short answer probably nothing.


    its this attitude right here that has you working 90 hour weeks, its the "i know better then you, so fuck off" attitude that defeats you right off the bat. The negative attitude is really a defeated attitude, it took me a while to figure that out, but i'm glad i did.

    One thing you should understand is i'm not saying i know more then you, you appear to have something good going.

    I've had conversations with a man who makes nearly 200m/year during the time i was forming an idea for a product with him, and the astouding difference is that he never came accross with the condesending attitude alot of the unsuccessful have.

    I'm going out to dinner with a new partner tomorrow who is well on his way to the multimillion range, and he is the same way, very postive thinker.

    if you actually did want to chat, send me a PM i'd be glad to tell you exactly what i do.

    Am i going to post it on this board, no thanks.
     
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    CT i read it and it was a good post, why delete it?
     
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    fuck it

    Did you smell troll too?
     
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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    There are 168 hours in a week; If would sleep an average of 8 hours a night that leaves 128 hours in your week. You can work 50 hours and have a social life.
     
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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    There are 168 hours in a week; If would sleep an average of 8 hours a night that leaves 128 hours in your week.
    DOES NOT COMPUTE. FAIL.
     
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    This thread is hilarious. One guy thinks he's going to be 24 and making 500K as a king of PE. Another guy thinks anything over 60 hours is awful. Who should I believe??? WHO I SAY!!!
     
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    CT i read it and it was a good post, why delete it?

    I guess I just wasn't feeling it.

    Bottom line is I feel like to start your own business especially you need to spend a lot of time working, but hopefully if you are taking the risk of striking out on your own then it's to do something you truly love and will be happy spending a lot of time working on.

    I think there is a lot of hype with the 100+ hour braggers. I think Crane's makes some good points, but honestly I have met a lot of really successful people and they definitely did not slave away for 100+ hours a week. I think there is a portion of the workforce working in I-banking and Biglaw that try to propagate a myth that the only way to become successful is to slave away at something miserable from 9-9 spending no time doing what you love and they are propagating that myth because it's what they are doing.

    There are a lot of ways to get rich in this world and they are not just biglaw and i-banking. And maybe those fields make the absolute most dollars, but if the price is being miserable and spending no time socializing, spending time with your wife or kids, then forget it. The reality is that there is a lot of opinions being given on here by people claiming to know how it is in every facet of life- and they simply have no idea what they are talking about. It's very true that if you run your own business you need to bust your ass as hard as you possibly can- give it everything you can and maybe that means late nights on the laptop after the kids are in bed or taking calls from clients on weekends, mostly it means being really really interested in what you are doing for a living.

    That being said- the opinions being given are by a narrow group of people- guys working in Biglaw and I-banking are not risk takers-- they are type A, risk averse over achievers. No offense but they are the number crunchers and the problem fixers whose clients start the next Stonyfield Yogurt, Burton Snowboards, etc. An example I think of if a friend of mine working at a firm in Boston who has the "life is good" guys as clients. In their early 20s the life is good guys have made more money marketing their line of sportswear than my lawyer friend probably will in his entire career-- granted the two "life is good" guys busted their asses selling that shit and definitely took a huge risk plowing in time and money to start a business, but the point is the only way to get rich is not being a 100+ hour a week lawyer.
     
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    Did you smell troll too?

    No- I think this guy is for real actually. Maybe I am the troll?

    PS-- I was suffering from food poisoning today so maybe I am just in a really shit mood. All of you can go fuck yourselves. Also the fine people of Chipotle can go fuck themsevles.
     
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    All of you can go fuck yourselves. .


    Just bend it back and sit on it? That's disgusting. I'll try it.
     
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    robbie Pleading Poverty

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    DOES NOT COMPUTE. FAIL.

    alright

    i mispoke

    here...

    There are 168 hours in a week. If you sleep 8 hours a night, that takes 56 of your hours leaving you with 112 which is still plenty of hours in which to party and work 50 hours.

    It is 10:10pm and I have been awake since 423am my brain forgot to add those two days.
     
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    Just bend it back and sit on it? That's disgusting. I'll try it.

    Exactly. Or have some ribs removed like Marilyn Manson for some oral stimulation.

    I think I was hallucinating earlier, so take what I say with a grain of salt.
     
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    No- I think this guy is for real actually. Maybe I am the troll?

    PS-- I was suffering from food poisoning today so maybe I am just in a really shit mood. All of you can go fuck yourselves. Also the fine people of Chipotle can go fuck themsevles.


    I think he's for real, but he's trolling this thread and baiting everyone.

    Also, I prefer Baja Fresh, although I suppose at least I'm not at my healthiest right now, but that's not because of them.
     

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