Let me take you through a quick day of my life in Avalon, NJ.
6:30am – Wake up, drink a cup of coffee, play a few games of chess before rage quitting
7:30am – Eggs Benedict @ Uncle Bills with a smoking hot server
9am – Golf at Avalon Golf Club
11:32am – Smash the club into the ground after hitting a tree and having the ball roll into a bush.
1pm – Lunch at golf club where JC ordered a TM (tuna melt). No one had ever heard of that.
3pm – 40 laps in the pool listening to acoustic Pop Rocks
4pm – 5 mile run
4:45pm – Realize you’re really old and getting slower everyday while all your joints ache
7pm – Fried seafood combo and an Oreo Avalon Freezer
8pm – Watch JC listen to Tucker Carlson at 100 volume
11pm – Bed
And that’s it. It’s not hard. It’s not stressful. You don’t have to look left and right when merging into traffic. You don’t have to worry about getting shot by random bystanders. It’s a life style that is healthy and most people would do it every day like this if they had the means. You can tell me that this gets boring, but I’m not so certain.
Do I feel less productive? A bit. I’m not reading the Wall Street Journal daily. I’m not replying to dozens of emails and answering phone calls every day. Life doesn’t stop because I don’t do it, but I don’t make as much money neglecting it. Am I smart enough to make the engine turn when I’m not there? All I can say is it’s not as easy as it sounds. Being a small business owner is challenging because it never shuts off and there is no one else to do the work but us. The ups and downs of a high potential job.