I have no problem working late. In fact I’m writing this post late on a Friday night. However, i HATE when you tell me or suggest to me when i work late. If I stay on my own volition, which happens quite often as i’m most productive late at night, especially when i need to think or write, then i work great and love doing it. However, the second someone tries to twist my arm into it, i fight, i scream, i kick, i become an ass. Why? I don’t like being told what to do. While that may sound a bit childish (even to me who is saying it :)… A business partner of mine once said “I am the most fiercely independent person she knows. And that it’s kid of cool”. I had never thought of it like that before. It’s an important thing to keep in mind as an entrepreneur. We are entrepreneurs because we don’t like being told what to do – even when it’s not rationale – so if there is an entrepreneur in your midst, please try to be conscious of how to communicate with them. We’re a tough breed. Entrepreneurs fight. We fight when we feel pushed. There’s no reason to push, usually we’ll do it if you just ask nicely 🙂