“So, what do you actually do?”
“When do you take a break?”
“You know you need more balance in your life.”
“You know, you could fail.”
“What if it doesn’t work?”
These are questions I’ve gotten on repeat for the past 11 years, ever since I started my first business. People are so inundated with the traditional path – go to school, study hard, get into college, get a job, work said job for 40 years, retire, make sure kids do same thing – that the entrepreneur path seems so confusing to people that you look borderline insane. When you wake up at 8 am, head to Starbucks, live life on your own terms, work hard, do random meetings, destroy whiteboards, go to the gym at 9 pm, stay up till 2 am, sleep in till 11 am, etc – no day is the same. When Saturday means the same to you as Monday (which is beautiful), you might be an entrepreneur. I love it, it fuels me. Routine bores me. I want life to be an adventure. People think I – and my entrepreneur brothers and sisters – are crazy people. I think people that drive to work in a box (car), to a building that is a box, to sit in an office that is a box, to stare at a box (computer), and then do it again almost everyday are crazy people.
Anyway, for those of you with entrepreneur friends that confuse the hell out of you, here are a few reasons why. And for my entrepreneur friends, let’s just get a kick about the 9 Things People Just Don’t Get About Entrepreneurs (us), because as you know, it is only just 10:21 am – there are a lot more weird looks and questions lurking around the corner today.
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