When people ask why you became an entrepreneur, how many of you would say your decision stemmed from not wanting to live a conventional, corporate nine to five lifestyle? Yet, this concept of a flexible lifestyle for entrepreneurs is not so cut and dried - the honest truth is that entrepreneurs work really hard, really long hours particularly in the early days, and fit in vacation time (if they are lucky) around the needs of the business. Yet, there is definitely an upside for those people who know in their hearts they have an entrepreneurial spirit that is just itching to get out. The flip side is that there is much more flexibility to the entrepreneurial lifestyle than the traditional nine to five and two weeks of vacation time that corporate life permits. It is simply a case of making that time work for you and your business, whilst balancing the needs of personal life and family at the same time. As the saying goes, entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t. It is hard work but with that effort comes the ability to shape your life in the way that best works for you.