Since work is the only way to get anything valuable out of life, you might as well do it full time and make a difference, than to lug your body to and back from the office for half that time and achieve nothing.
Makes sense, right? It’s the mindset of inventor Lori Greiner, and it sounds a lot smarter coming from her mouth:
Entrepreneurs are willing to work 80 hours a week to avoid working 40 hours a week
Because when you work 80 hours a week, chances are you’re doing it for yourself.
As an inventor, Greiner originally started out with a simple but ingenious box that organized earrings. The tool was so efficient and useful that she ended up patenting it. She created a sample product with borrowed cash and presented it to J.C. Penney. The box went on sale just ahead of the holiday season and Greiner reportedly struck it rich in the following 18 months.
In 2012, Greiner became a television personality when she joined the TV series Shark Tank. More recently she is the host of the cable TV show Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, the most-watched show on QVC.
She is also the author of a book titled “Invent it, Sell it, Bank it! – Make Your Million Dollar Idea into a Reality,” and was one of the first speakers at the United States Patent and Trademark Office Women’s Entrepreneurship Symposium. She is married to Daniel Greiner who was a comptroller at Bell & Howell and now works with Lori managing the finances of her company, Four Your Ease Only, Inc.