Are you working 50 hours or even 60 hours a week? Do you feel like no matter what you do, who you hire, or how you delegate, the work just keeps piling up?
For many CEOs, this is rooted in a belief that their value in how hard they work. And, in order to model good work habits, we have to work harder than anyone else. First in and last out is a mantra of this mindset.
If this shows up in your life, realize it’s simply a belief handed down by your Dad or other key mentors. In actuality, working hard is not that valuable, but working smart is. Focus on only the unique things you can contribute and delegate the rest. And use the time you save to invest in developing creative ideas and solutions, and more importantly for enjoying your life and family.