A lot of people associate being an entrepreneur with crazy parties, jets & hanging out with celebrities because of how we are portrayed on tv, but truth is very far from that.
There is a hidden dark side about being an entrepreneur that a lot of people don’t talk about because they don’t want to portray that.
#1. No Time For Basic Things
An an entrepreneur, you can forget about having a set schedule to eat & take care of yourself. A lot of people assume that, this only happens when you are starting off, but that’s not true. In my early days of “wantrepreneur” , i had some crazy routines and schedules like wake up at 4 am to work & drink kombucha, ( lol ) but once i got to generating a considerable amount of income, i had to give up on all those routines. I never woke up at 4 am, I woke up when i could because i was too tired from working till 4 am last night & my schedule was pretty messed up.
Few months ago, It got to a point that i had to set an alarm on my phone to eat because i used to forget to eat for an entire day.
#2. Our Relationships Are Suffering
I’ll be the first do admit. Yes, I am trying to improve my relationships but most of us are struggling to manage our relationships with friends, family & SO.
This is because as an entrepreneur, we don’t have a proper schedule that we can stick to. For example, If i am supposed to go to a party & i get a call from my network admin that there is issues on the server. I am ditching that party.
#3. Sleepless Stressful Nights
If you work for someone, you just have to show up & pretend to be working for 1 hr out of your 8 hrs & you will get your wage. As an entrepreneur, there are no guarantees.
On a normal job, If your company loses a client, you will still get paid. If we lose a client, we get paid less. So always have to make sure that our pipeline is full & we are hustling everyday.
On a normal month, This is what happens:
- 1st of each month: Will i make it? Will we be able to close those deals.
- 15th of each month: phew.. we made it.
- 25th of each month: Will we make it next month?
Despite all of this, Is this worth it?
If you want a comfortable life, you should go to school to become a doctor, lawyer, engineer etc, This will pretty much guarantee that you have a stable income coming in, but if you want to experience life to the fullest with all the ups & downs it has to offer, become an Entrepreneur. If you want to meet & work with world’s brightest & most lunatics people , become an Entrepreneur. If you want to have no income ceiling, become an Entrepreneur. ( Yes, I am asking you to ditch that comfortable life & instead become an Entrepreneur )