Uninterrupted time has become more valuable, and distractions have become ubiquitous. This has increased the value of “Deep Work” — a term described by Deep Work author, Cal Newport, as “professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.”
I was deciding whether this venture was worth committing to another year of 70+ hour weeks. I need a higher level of certainty than investors do because my time is more valuable to me than their money is to them. Investors place bets in a portfolio of companies, but I only have one life.