When work is the most significant thing in your life, you optimise for it. When relationships are are the most significant things in your life, you optimise for those.
I find this post by ‘crypto engineer’ Nat Eliason a bit tragic, to be honest. He says he’s almost always working, there’s zero mention of family, and he says that all of his friends are people who are hustling too.
As Socrates didn’t say, “the life run by spreadsheet is not worth living”.
Here’s the biggest thing to keep in mind when you’re reading about my process:
I’m almost always working.
This is not some Tim Ferrissian “here’s how to work 2 hours a day and make lots of money” post. I tried that. It sucks. You’ll get depressed in about two days if you have an ounce of ambition in you. If you’re trying to optimize around working less, find better work.
It doesn’t mean, though, that I’m always doing things that feel like work. It means I enjoy the work that I do, and I’ve found ways to make my hobbies productive.