“The question you should be asking isn’t, ‘What do I want?’ or ‘What are my goals?’ but ‘What would excite me?’” – p. 52, The Four-Hour Workweek, by: Timothy Ferriss
Between your job and the business you’re building on the side, you won’t be left with much free time. You should be doing things you enjoy. Things that make you want to jump out of bed each morning.
To figure out what that is, first ask yourself, “What would excite me in my business?”
If your business leverages your strengths and you find it exciting at the same time, then it won’t feel like work (most of the time).
After you’ve figured out what excites you for work, then “What would excite me in my personal life?”
You’re working hard initially to be able to have more free time later, so make use of it. Don’t just do the things you think you need to do like laundry or lawn mowing. Avoid making your life a nightmare now and you’re more likely to keep pursuing your dream of a four-hour(ish) work week later.
Takeaway: Do work you enjoy, that you’re good at, and that people will pay you well for and it ceases to be work alone.