A couple of days ago I met a friend I hadn’t seen in a while on my way to work. She made a remark along the lines of “I saw you recently won an award. You’re living the life. Some of us are stuck at the same company”
I quickly made her know that people usually only saw the nice parts of the startup life. Friends, today, the entrepreneurial path has become amazingly glamourized.
Entrepreneurs are portrayed as a special breed of people defying all odds and living the good life. The truth entrepreneurship is not a bed of roses. It’s not easy to start a business and grow it to the point of profitability.
For one every entrepreneur who succeeds, nine others fail, quit or give up. But you don’t hear about those. There are times I’ve wondered how I’ll pay my team at the end of the month.For one every entrepreneur who succeeds, nine others fail, quit or give up. Click To Tweet
The successful ones you see today started putting in the blood, sweat and tears years ago when no one knew about them. Not everybody is meant to be an entrepreneur. Not everybody can stand the frustration and pressures associated with running a company.
Some people excel at working for others and being given tasks to do. If you’re tempted by the apparent glamor of entrepreneurship please know that the grass on the other side is not as green as it seems.
Be original. Find what works for you and stick with it. #entrepreneurship