Workaholism Is Stupid

There's a romantic image of the hard-working entrepreneur, bleary-eyed, sleeves rolled up, in the office late at night all by himself… “burning the midnight oil”.

We buy into these images, don't we?

The problem is, they're founded on lies. The lie says that if you want to succeed, you have to sacrifice your free time, your personal life, your values.

That's why so many workaholics end up divorced, addicted, broke, and sick.

Workaholism is not romantic; it's stupid. That's true whether you're a CEO, a freelancer, or in ministry.

Let a word to the wise be sufficient.

Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at

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