- Heartland Internet Media Networks, an information technology service provider, which also handles half of our own technical issues. Started in August 2011
- Heartland Newsfeed, the very website this commentary is published on. Started NYE 2016.
- Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, a division of Heartland Newsfeed which broadcasts programming online and provides show archives on-demand. Started NYE 2018.
I think you could over worship and mythologize the idea of working extremely hard. For my particular makeup — and it really is true that I didn’t believe in weekends; I didn’t believe in vacations. I have a fairly hard-core view that there should be a very large sacrifice made during those early years.It wasn’t until Gates’ thirties that he started to enjoy weekends and vacations. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos once claimed that work-life is rather a circle and not a balance, promoting the integration of both instead of taking a break or sabbatical, or by simply splitting up your professional and personal lives. Tesla founder Elon Musk publicly stated the impossibility of having a 24/7 work schedule, once calling it quits from a Tesla factory at 2:32 a.m. on a Sunday night. Former Huffington Post owner Arianna Huffington stated that you cannot be more creative or more innovative unless you take the time to unplug and recharge
There’s no way you can connect with your amazing vision and creativity when you don’t give yourself time to reconnect not just with those you love, but also with yourself and your wisdom.That quote was written by Huffington as an open letter to Musk via her Thrive Global website. Creative types could suffer if they don’t take a break and studies have shown that being constantly busy could leave to negative impacts on your break, according to research at the University in Israel. Fellow Millennial entrepreneurs, do what’s best for your business venture. Just because some things work for the business community run by baby boomers and GenXers, doesn’t mean it’ll quite work for us. Don’t let them dictate our terms as we run our own ventures. It may be us that one day has to give these generations job opportunities.
Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.