What if someone told you that you could be wealthier and happier beyond your wildest dreams? Would you believe them? What if you were told that it was possible but you had to spend an undefined time working, in confinement. Would that change your mind?
The promise of entrepreneurship reads like a good book. You hear the stories of young billionaires. You see how people are writing their own ticket. You are amazed how people can change the course of history, just by executing on an idea.
Yes it is true. Entrepreneurship can set you free. It can give you and your family more choices, options and flexibility for the future. It can provide a nest egg and an identity.
However, there’s a catch. The next 5-10 years of your life (your sentence could be even longer) will be work, work and more work. You may be locked up and have to miss family gatherings and recreational events. The conditions when you’re confined to working aren’t ideal.
However, many of the best entrepreneurs love being there. It is a self-imposed banishment and they do it in order to find what they are looking for: power, respect, creativity, identify, and/or freedom.
Is it worth it? How long have you been locked up working? Are you looking for freedom? Let us know in the comments below.
[This post by Kriti Vichare first appeared on #entrepreneurfail and has been reproduced with permission.]