It is not uncommon for business owners to work long hours. In my case, I easily work 12 hours a day and 7 days a week. I work a little less on the weekend but I am usually at my office 7 days a week.
That is because as a business owner I feel I need to be at work all of the time. Do I need to be at work that often … maybe not. Though I want to make sure everything is fine all of the time and I feel like I need to keep my eyes on it. So I feel relaxed at work knowing that I can see and feel everything.
Some people feel relaxed taking vacation and not thinking about work. For many business owners, at work is where one feels relaxed. So, the best way to make a business owner relax is to communicate better about what is going on in the office. At least that will make me feel better.
PS: When you read this newsletter, I am in Japan.