10 reasons it sucks to be an entrepreneur

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10 reasons it sucks to be an entrepreneur

  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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