EASONS IT SUCKS
ENTREPRENEU
TO BE AN
EVEN IF YOUR PARENTS
DON’T, YOUR FAMILY WILL
GIVE YOU SHIT
EMOTIONAL TRAUMA
YOUR FRIENDS WON’T REALLY
GET IT EITHER, AND YOU
BETTER FORGET DATING
SOCIAL TRAUMA
YOU’LL GET NO SLEEP, NO
EXERCISE, AND EAT TAKE-OUT
EVERY DAY
PHYSICAL TRAUMA
GROWTH DOES NOT MEAN YOU
CAN BREATHE EASIER. IT JUST
MEANS YOU HAVE NEW
PROBLEMS AND GREATER RISK.
YOU’LL ALWAYS BE ONE PI...
IF YOU SLIP UP IT MEANS
UNEMPLOYMENT FOR ALL
THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE
DUG DEEP FOR YOU
GUILT
YOU’LL LIKELY BE
SUBSIDIZING THE GROWING
FIRM BY PAYING YOURSELF
BELOW MARKET FOR MANY
YEARS. YOU MIGHT EVEN GO
INTO PERSO...
YOU’LL LOSE THE SENSE OF
WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND
YOUR ETHICAL LINES WILL BE
TESTED (AND YOU’LL LOSE A
COUPLE OF TIMES)
IDEN...
IF YOU GO BUST, YOU’LL FEEL
LIKE THE LOSS OF A CHILD. IF
YOU IPO OR SELL THE FIRM,
IT WILL FEEL THE SAME WAY
DEEP LOSS
YOU’LL HAVE TO DO
EVERYTHING FROM SALES TO
TECH TO WRITING TO
MANAGING TO JANITORIAL
WORK. YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO
BONE UP
YOU...
YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP
YOURSELF FROM DOING IT
BECAUSE BEING AN
ENTREPRENEUR IS SO
FRACKING AWESOME!!!!!
BUT DESPITE ALL...
DON’T BOTTLE IT UP. FIND
SOMEONE TO TALK TO
MAKE YOU TIME, EVEN IF
ONLY 30 MINUTES A DAY
LIMIT YOUR FINANCIAL
EXPOSURE
ADV...
“Entrepreneurship is like riding a lion.
People look at him and think, This guy's
really got it together! He's brave! And ...
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10 reasons it sucks to be an entrepreneur

  1. 1. EASONS IT SUCKS ENTREPRENEU TO BE AN
  2. 2. EVEN IF YOUR PARENTS DON’T, YOUR FAMILY WILL GIVE YOU SHIT EMOTIONAL TRAUMA
  3. 3. YOUR FRIENDS WON’T REALLY GET IT EITHER, AND YOU BETTER FORGET DATING SOCIAL TRAUMA
  4. 4. YOU’LL GET NO SLEEP, NO EXERCISE, AND EAT TAKE-OUT EVERY DAY PHYSICAL TRAUMA
  5. 5. GROWTH DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN BREATHE EASIER. IT JUST MEANS YOU HAVE NEW PROBLEMS AND GREATER RISK. YOU’LL ALWAYS BE ONE PIVOT AWAY FROM CATASTROPHE ANXIETY
  6. 6. IF YOU SLIP UP IT MEANS UNEMPLOYMENT FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DUG DEEP FOR YOU GUILT
  7. 7. YOU’LL LIKELY BE SUBSIDIZING THE GROWING FIRM BY PAYING YOURSELF BELOW MARKET FOR MANY YEARS. YOU MIGHT EVEN GO INTO PERSONAL DEBT. FINANCIAL STRESS
  8. 8. YOU’LL LOSE THE SENSE OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND YOUR ETHICAL LINES WILL BE TESTED (AND YOU’LL LOSE A COUPLE OF TIMES) IDENTITY CRISIS
  9. 9. IF YOU GO BUST, YOU’LL FEEL LIKE THE LOSS OF A CHILD. IF YOU IPO OR SELL THE FIRM, IT WILL FEEL THE SAME WAY DEEP LOSS
  10. 10. YOU’LL HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING FROM SALES TO TECH TO WRITING TO MANAGING TO JANITORIAL WORK. YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO BONE UP YOU MUST DO STUFF YOU LOATHE
  11. 11. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP YOURSELF FROM DOING IT BECAUSE BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS SO FRACKING AWESOME!!!!! BUT DESPITE ALL THIS…
  12. 12. DON’T BOTTLE IT UP. FIND SOMEONE TO TALK TO MAKE YOU TIME, EVEN IF ONLY 30 MINUTES A DAY LIMIT YOUR FINANCIAL EXPOSURE ADVICE
  13. 13. “Entrepreneurship is like riding a lion. People look at him and think, This guy's really got it together! He's brave! And the man riding the lion is thinking, How the hell did I get on a lion, and how do I keep from getting eaten?“ - Toby Thomas, CEO of EnSite Solutions
  14. 14. SHARE THIS DECK & FOLLOW ME(please-oh-please-oh-please-oh-please) stay up to date with my future slideshare posts http://www.slideshare.net/selenasol/presentations https://twitter.com/eric_tachibana http://www.linkedin.com/pub/eric-tachibana/0/33/b53
  15. 15. CLICK HERE FOR MORE!!!!
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