The entrepreneur mindset is a way of life. It’s not easy going, it’s not glamouros. It’s fulfilling, but it’s also incredibly stressful.
Stress as an entrepreneur is different from stress in the office, but it’s stress nevertheless.
If you are an entrepreneur, you already know entrepreneurs are stressed too. You might have been experiencing all of them by now (and some more). Even if your entrepreneurial mindset says you can cope with it, sometime it’s worth identifying where stress is coming from, so you can better fight it.
For those dreaming about an idyllic life as a start-up entrepreneur, the reality is a little different. The purpose of this post is not to dissuade you from becoming an entrepreneur. It’s just a warning sign for what lies ahead.
This is article is also meant to be a warning sign for those who dream about becoming an entrepreneur one day.
It might be a good idea to compare the sources of stress in the office and the sources of stress for an entrepreneur. Before jumping ship, ideally.
1. Financial matters
Finding funding, collecting receivables, payroll, burn rate, cash flow.
All are very well known expressions for the entrepreneur. And also, all are very well known sources of stress.