10 reasons it sucks to be an entrepreneur

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10REASONS IT SUCKSENTREPRENEURTO BE AN101EVEN IF YOUR PARENTS DONT, YOUR FAMILY WILL GIVE YOU SHITEMOTIONAL TRAUMA02YOUR FRIENDS WONT REALLY GET IT EITHER, AND YOU BETTER FORGET DATINGSOCIAL TRAUMA03YOULL GET NO SLEEP, NO EXERCISE, AND EAT TAKE-OUT EVERY DAYPHYSICAL TRAUMA04GROWTH DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN BREATHE EASIER. IT JUST MEANS YOU HAVE NEW PROBLEMS AND GREATER RISK. YOULL ALWAYS BE ONE PIVOT AWAY FROM CATASTROPHEANXIETY05IF YOU SLIP UP IT MEANS UNEMPLOYMENT FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DUG DEEP FOR YOUGUILT06YOULL LIKELY BE SUBSIDIZING THE GROWING FIRM BY PAYING YOURSELF BELOW MARKET FOR MANY YEARS. YOU MIGHT EVEN GO INTO PERSONAL DEBT. FINANCIAL STRESS07YOULL LOSE THE SENSE OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE AND YOUR ETHICAL LINES WILL BE TESTED (AND YOULL LOSE A COUPLE OF TIMES)IDENTITY CRISIS08IF YOU GO BUST, YOULL FEEL LIKE THE LOSS OF A CHILD. IF YOU IPO OR SELL THE FIRM, IT WILL FEEL THE SAME WAYDEEP LOSS09YOULL HAVE TO DO EVERYTHING FROM SALES TO TECH TO WRITING TO MANAGING TO JANITORIAL WORK. YOULL JUST HAVE TO BONE UPYOU MUST DO STUFF YOU LOATHE10YOU WONT BE ABLE TO STOP YOURSELF FROM DOING IT BECAUSE BEING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS SO FRACKING AWESOME!!!!!BUT DESPITE ALL THISDONT BOTTLE IT UP. FIND SOMEONE TO TALK TOMAKE YOU TIME, EVEN IF ONLY 30 MINUTES A DAYLIMIT YOUR FINANCIAL EXPOSUREADVICEEntrepreneurship 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?

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