Entrepreneurs can’t quit
They can’t quit in more than one way.
They can’t quit office before work is done. While employees have a strict 9 to 5 job, you’re the one that shuts the lights down each evening. (Ok, if everything goes well, you might get to the point where you can leave earlier or maybe don’t come at all. But if you are starting small, read the “There is something wrong with entrepreneurâ€™s minds” post that I wrote earlier to catch a glimpse of what your life will be while starting up) .
You can’t quit to a longer Holiday. Feeling tired? Need to sleep? Promised your family a nice vacation away? Give me a dollar for every small business entrepreneur that can’t leave his business for a proper vacation, and I promise you, I will invest wisely. Like buying half of Google or something… the rest I would donate!
If you got the entrepreneurship bug, you can’t quit. Get back to the simple employee status, and I can bet you will feel un-complete. You can do more with your life. Once you realise the sky is your limit, any tree is too short for you.
And most importantly, you can’t quit if things don’t go as planned. If you are working for the Man, you can call in sick. You can switch jobs if you are not performing to the level. If it sucks, you have options. Not if you are an entrepreneur. No matter how hard it is, you have to get further. You have bills, employees and self-pride to take care of.
If you finally get to the point where you realise quiting is not an option, things will actually get easier. Less options, less things to think about. If you can’t quit, then you will stop questioning yourself if you took the right decision, and entrepreneurship fear will just be an overrated concept.