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10 reasons it sucks to be an entrepreneur

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  • 1. EASONS IT SUCKS ENTREPRENEU TO BE AN
  • 2. EVEN IF YOUR PARENTS DON’T, YOUR FAMILY WILL GIVE YOU SHIT EMOTIONAL TRAUMA
  • 3. YOUR FRIENDS WON’T REALLY GET IT EITHER, AND YOU BETTER FORGET DATING SOCIAL TRAUMA
  • 4. YOU’LL GET NO SLEEP, NO EXERCISE, AND EAT TAKE-OUT EVERY DAY PHYSICAL TRAUMA
  • 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. IF YOU SLIP UP IT MEANS UNEMPLOYMENT FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DUG DEEP FOR YOU GUILT
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO STOP YOURSELF FROM DOING IT BECAUSE BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS SO FRACKING AWESOME!!!!! BUT DESPITE ALL THIS…
  • 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. “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
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