I was struck by a comment in an article this week.

Jake Shak is chief executive officer and chief marketing officer at CampusCribz. He says that on average, he and his fellow leaders work 100 hours per week. “It’s a part of what you sign up for. It’s all good, especially if you like what you’re doing.”

100 hours is an extreme case. When you speak to entrepreneurs and ask them what it took to become successful, they usually say “hard work”. In Jake’s case hard work appears to be measured in hours. As I build Reflective Management, hard work is learning that there are lots of things I don’t yet know how to do well. What do you think when someone says “hard work”?


Diamond Cutting. Hard work.

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