Is it just a piece of paper

Six years ago, I completed a 111-mile road bike tour. I trained six days a week for about nine months. Waking up a 5 am, training, and then putting in a full day’s work. When I look back at why it was two things. First, I wanted to know that I could ride such a distance in one day and still walk the next day. I wanted my four boys to see if you put in the work and make big things happen.
Fast forward to October 2020. I completed my Masters of Education. I was able to get it done in twelve months. No small feat, right? Getting up early in the morning, putting in more than a full day of work, and then school. I asked myself the same question I did six years ago. Why on earth did I do this? Why would a forty-eight-year-old man put himself through a masters program? At first, it was for a piece of paper. Yes, that piece of paper that says you have a master’s in education. I am not sure that is how I feel about it today.
Since this is a blog about business, I want you to think about how much time and energy you have put into your business. What type of routine do you have each day? Why have you put in so much time and effort into getting “your piece of paper?” If you are reading this and saying, Eric, I am still waiting for my piece of paper. If that is the case, I want you to ask yourself, why are you dedicating so much time to your business? Lori Greiner said it best back in 2016 in an interview, “Entrepreneurs are the only people who will work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week.” Is this true for you? I would love to hear your comments.
If you would like to chat and give me your thoughts, let’s set up some one-on-one time and talk.

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