The Dark Side of Entrepreneurship — Truths We Rarely Talk AboutZoran
With all this think positive, you can do whatever you want to, there is no better time than now to become an entrepreneur and anything is possible bullshit we rarely talk about the other side of entrepreneurship. And there is one. The dark one.
Entrepreneurs work long hours.
They take big risks.
They live under constant pressure and in an environment of uncertainty.
They feel alone. And misunderstood. It is hard for them to find any support.
They often doubt themselves.
They never have enough money or time.
They are always under pressure.
They are in a lot of pain and frustration.
They feel insecure.
Their family relationships suffer.
Their health suffers.
Shit happens to you if you are an entrepreneur.
Your partners will screw you.
Your co-founders will cheat and leave you.
Your investors won’t give you as much money as they promised.
People will steal your ideas, copy your projects.
You will not get paid for a job done.
Your employees will have more rights than you.
You will have money issues.
You will have self-worth issues. Am I worthy? Do I deserve this? Am I enough? Who am I to…
You will be addicted to work.
You will have sleep disorders.
You will have bad eating habits.
You will not excercise enough.
You will be depressed.
You will have panic and anxiety attacts.
You will chase your goals and think of everything else as a waste of time.
You will suffer on all levels.
The biggest lesson you will have to learn is:
You are not your work.
You don’t have to do it alone.
You are not alone.
Success doesn’t happen overnight. When it does it is often the question – was it all worth it? So watch out for your definition of success.
Entrepeneurship is a big risk. And it comes with a lot of suffering.
It’s definitely not for everyone.
So why the hell do we do it then?
Freedom and happiness.
Freedom has no price.
Freedom to do what you what, when you want it, with whom you want to, where you want it, how long do you want to, freedom to create, freedom to use all your creative skills and abilities, freedom to create something out of nothing, freedom to be you, to follow your passions and dreams, to live your life to the fullest, to leave a legacy, to make a world a better place.
Your life. Your business. Your rules.
Enjoy the ride.
Be smart. Work ON instead of IN your business. Build a business without getting burned out.