1. It’s all a lie.
The idea that you have to be or do or have anything in particular in order to create your success is nothing but BS. YOU get to decide what’s important. Yes you are also the one who has to screw up when you choose something that doesn’t work out but better to do so on your terms and by figuring things out your way.
2. You can’t avoid the screw-ups.
You’re going to fail. You’re going to fail again. You’re going to fail again and again and AGAIN. Can’t handle that? Don’t get into business.
3. There is no solution.
Stop looking for it. There’s no point at which you will become a complete and perfect human and be able to ascend into the heavens in order to lead the rest of us. The solution is to embody the daily actions that allow you to BE the you who you want to be. Based on the ACTIONS yeah? Not the outcome. Okay so I said there wasn’t a solution and there is. But definitely it’s not the one you thought.
4. You have to be ruthless.
Entrepreneurialism is tough, but often not so much for the reasons you thought (such as figuring out how to make money) but instead because it will consume every fiber of your being and eat you alive if you allow it. Business doesn’t care about your family. Your health. Your sleep. The holidays. Business cares about nothing but itself and if you allow it? It will make you do the same. Whether or not that’s an issue is up to you, but be aware that if you want to foster a relationship with your own kids and partner let alone anybody else it’s going to take some serious boundary setting. …