Not everybody is cut out to be an entrepreneur.
The scene is tough. Real beat-up-sh*t tough.
Countless cups of late night caffeine, 24/7 adrenaline rush to meet the deliverables, and not to mention bootstrapping. All these for an unknown period of time. And your wallet sure feels much lighter now compared to your college days.
Expectation: You think you’ll be successful within 3 years
Reality: It takes YEARS to build a truly successful business and product, which seemed like an ‘overnight’ success to many (get inspired here)
In fact, you’re putting in longer hours of work now than those days your corporate days.
So really, if you’re thinking about venturing into a startup, it’s normal to sleep on it. Twice, thrice- take your time to think because judging from the advice of our seasoned, successful entrepreneurs- it’s going to be a tumultuous ride, on a rocky path to success.