Striking out on your own is exciting. Fulfilling. Even a little sexy.
To an outsider, creating, owning and running a business seems extremely glamorous. After all, you get to set your own schedule, make your own rules, wield power over employees…who doesn’t want that?
But it’s also nerve-wracking. Exhausting. And extremely risky.
I can tell you first-hand just how draining – physically, emotionally and psychologically – it is to shoulder the responsibility of being an entrepreneur. And I’m talking more than just your “garden variety” assortment of work worries. On the whole, we entrepreneurs pay a high price for this career choice, and are prone to…[Read more]