“I want to have my own business so I can be my own boss.”
I hear this quote roughly once a month, from someone eager to jump into entrepreneurship.
When I dropped out of Iowa State in 2009, to dive headfirst into a career of online poker, I was often muttering similar sentences.
“I will be able to make my own schedule.”
“I don’t want to work for anyone but myself.”
It ended up being nothing like that. I was committed to the online poker sites’ tournament schedules. I had to play the games which resulted in the best ROI—no matter what time of day they started. My Sundays were often 18+ hours of sitting in front of 2 monitors, clicking buttons while listening to hours and hours of CCR. I had to work with the schedules of my coaches, investors, and students.
I was now a servant to a system, in which everyone on the platform was trying to take my money.
If you jump into entrepreneurship, you become a servant to your venture, its team, and their time.
And hopefully it won’t be all about the money.
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