Why Your Saturday Is Like My Tuesday

2009-07-26_2148We all know the routine well. We all are OR we all were young at one point. A hellacious work week leads to a weekend of “letting loose”.  It usually involves the excessive consumption of various cocktails, maybe a little dancing, some good music, sexy people and several more cocktails.  That was the routine for me practically every weekend from 17-22.  Don’t ask me how I got into the bar or why I was even drinking before I was 21.  Wait, you can just call it COLLEGE.  I was not as innocent as I look. 😉  It was fun from what I can remember. I would not trade it for the world.  Would you?

The times were fun and some friends come and go.   Many don’t know that my college habits stayed with me when I graduated and I was drinking quite heavily.  Things got pretty rough until, one day I decided that I didn’t like the direction my life and health were heading and left it all behind.   I still love to go out and we are going to have a blast when we do, but my idea of a good time does not include taking 12 shots of whiskey and ending up blacked out on the floor anymore.  Sometimes, I call myself a loser now because it’s rare to catch me out on a Saturday night these days.  To be honest with you, it is far less appealing.

Besides, I have not had a job for almost two and a half years now.  My life is just not the same anymore.  And I am sure the girls at the bar are not eager to engage in a conversation with me about blogging, search engine optimization and raw food.  Nor will I want to listen to someone complain about their job.  Let’s face it, many don’t find those as sexy topics.

One of the greatest hidden gifts about being an entrepreneur, is the fact that the days no longer have the same meaning. Sunday is still my day of rest, but everyday is practically the same to me now.  Saturday night is equivalent to a Tuesday afternoon.  There is really no difference.  Far are the days of being overly exited for the weekend because I want relief from my shitty job.   I actually prefer to go out now when everyone else can’t.  Want to play pool until the early Wednesday morning?  Perhaps head to the driving range and hit some balls in the afternoon?  I’m  down for whatever.

I am not bragging.  I really don’t care how you live your life.  I think it’s funny and sad that the majority of this country are like little drones following the same standardized routine for all of theirs’.  With the pressure of friends, it is sometimes hard to be that guy/girl who is singled out from the norm.  When you start changing, don’t expect your friends to change with you.  So at about 10pm, just when things are starting to heat up in the club, I decided to see who else was out there hustling away.  I Skype Me™!started a Tinychat, which is a really cool live video chat room, hit some of my friends up on Skype, and threw it out there to my network asking other entrepreneurs to join in.

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It turned out to be a rock solid Late Night Young Entrepreneur Business Chat with some great laughs and powerful discussion (and not to mention, some new found friends).  Isn’t technology great?  We have decided to do it again next Friday or Saturday night for all you other “losers” out there.   Just come by my Tinychat room right around 10pm CST and we can have some fun.

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All I want to say is that you really are not alone.  Your friends may crack jokes for you deciding to take a night off and work on your projects.  Please don’t get caught up in the feeling that since everyone is doing it, you have to go out every weekend.  The peer pressure will eventually fade and your happiness and bank account will continue to surpass theirs.  Just keep hustling away and very soon, if not already, you will be living your dream.

QUESTION: What is your favorite day of the week and why?

  • Hey Brad,

    Great chat room, I would have stayed on longer but was just dead tired. Thanks again for your participation in our event and look forward to more in the future.

    Ray and Jen

  • good stuff man. i'm right there with ya. i'd rather be “working” on saturday or sunday than “trying to find something to do.” i'm doing what i enjoy. it gets me out of bed every morning. plus, it doesn't hurt that i have't forced myself to go out when my bank account has been a lil low 😉

    -adam w

  • Mondays are my favorite day of the week as each one is a fresh start; a chance to recalibrate attitude and priorities. Happy Monday!

  • JuniorBiz

    Thursdays tend to be good ones! I went rope swinging into a river today and will be going golfing the next two. I'll find time to work in between. It's a great life as an entrepreneur. I enjoyed the post, Bradley!

  • Great Post Brad…

    I don't go out much anymore either….

    I have so many things that I want to accomplish so i know that now i need to sacrifice in order to get to where i want to be.

    Life is best when you create it and it's your dreamlife!

    Keep the hustle! (and feel free to wear flippy floppies) LOL

    Take care bro!

  • Decoybetty

    Love thursdays. I think it started when I was in middle school and there was the great tv line up of seinfeld and friends – sad but true (to be honest it was the only night of the week I was allowed to watch tv…).

  • Wow, I just realized that I've been working all day and haven't checked twitter or my Google Reader since yesterday! It was a great (Saturday?) night, fun for everyone involved (plus we all got a surprise from my roommate)

  • Dude, I had a great time Saturday night learning from everyone. Looking forward to next week.

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  • joestampone

    Hey Brad,

    Great post. I'm so tired of listening to my friends complain about their boring 9-5 jobs, yet not do anything about it.

    My favorite day of the week has to be Monday. After some rest and relaxation on Sunday I'm ready to get back at it and crush whatever project I happen to be working on. I also use Sunday's to sit back and reflect on my work which usually spurs some great ideas and realizations which I'm eager to put into action on Monday.

    The chat is a great idea, hopefully I can join in some night.

    Thanks,

    Joe

  • Hey Brad,

    Great post. I'm so tired of listening to my friends complain about their boring 9-5 jobs, yet not do anything about it.

    My favorite day of the week has to be Monday. After some rest and relaxation on Sunday I'm ready to get back at it and crush whatever project I happen to be working on. I also use Sunday's to sit back and reflect on my work which usually spurs some great ideas and realizations which I'm eager to put into action on Monday.

    The chat is a great idea, hopefully I can join in some night.

    Thanks,

    Joe

  • Emanuel Dohi

    Great post!

    Sunday at the office. No one else is there so I can plan the weeks to come and reflect on what is going on with the direction of the ventures.

    -Emanuel Dohi
    http://www.dohi.se