Running a start-up is like chewing glass and staring into the abyss. After a while, you stop staring, but the glass chewing never ends.
Having your own business is great.
The answer, I can tell you, is a resounding yes.
But that does not mean it’s not without its pitfalls.
Like anything in life, there are costs.
The most common thing I hear amongst other entrepreneurs is that they have a hard time relating to anyone.
They often feel alone.
I can relate!
We are a special breed. We look at things a bit differently.
Most of us appear to be batshit crazy to “normal” people.
My Wife and I go into a retail store and I wonder what the production costs of a product are and what the rent is. I’m thinking about margins, cash flow, how the brand was built, and its history.
My Wife doesn’t think this way. And thank God she doesn’t.
I find it hard to buy a $100 shirt when I know it was made for $5 or less. I can pull out my phone and go to Panjiva and tell you the exact factory in China it came from. I can admire the margin and the brand, but if the quality is not there – it is a hard pass for me.
Back to the point: you feel alone on the journey.
That’s normal. However, feeling lonely isn’t.
When you decided to “do your own thing,” you drew a line in the sand.
You did not want to be like everyone else.
But there are others like you.
Other entrepreneurs and other people who want to create value, live free and create their world.
These are your people.
This is the reason I started Elevated Fortune Premium.
I’m building a place where we can go and relate to others like us. Be around people who don’t think we are “batshit” crazy. Who applaud our crazy ideas and successes.