Entrepreneurship is something I dived into before I knew what the F it even meant.
As far as I could see it — I’ve always been hungry and willing to start a business. Create a business. Build a business. And work for myself.
Because working for others (long term) is the equivalent of cutting off my arm with a saw (like that beginning scene in the Saw-movie).
But it took a while before I got serious about entrepreneurship.
Well, if you can call starting your first business at the age of 23–24 a little while that is.
And the reason I took so fucking long is simple: I was too busy believing the bullshit stories I told myself.
Or rather: the bullshit stories that were sold to me!
- I don’t know what I’m doing, so why bother?
- What if things don’t work out the way I want?
- What if I fail?
- What will the world think of me?
- How will I start the business?
- How will I build the business and succeed?
Dozens of questions like these swam through my head as if my brain was a swimming pool. Or more like an ocean.
They say asking questions is the sign of intelligence. But sometimes asking too many questions is the sign of stupidity, slacking off, making excuses and holding yourself back.
Do that for long enough and you’ll be walking down the path of misery, stress, frustration and unhappiness.
Ever seen someone in the workplace who looks like they’ve just had a meeting with the grim reaper? That’s the kind of misery I’m talking about.
I have no interest looking like that 10 years from now, and that’s why I had to throw my bullshit stories aside and burn them to the ground.
And finally take a long distance jump into the depths of entrepreneurship and business.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, just know this: Until you throw away the lies of society you’ll never get started.
Almost 90% of the population are employees (UK, US, etc). So taking advice from these people will only do more damage than is necessary to your goals.
“The biggest challenge in life is to be yourself in a world that is trying to make you like everyone else.” — Unknown