If you're on this page, you're probably a bit interested in doing something new. It's highly unlikely that you will be a big financial success, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. The world needs people like you, now more than ever. Everybody should try a new business at least once!Why?
In startup land you may hear the phrase "rich or king" used to describe the motivations of a founder. This originates from, business school dean, Noam Wasserman, who wrote The Founder's Dilemma. While understanding your objectives and preferences is important, neither wealth nor control are the primary motivations for most founders I know. Rather, the quest for self-actualization is what many founders, knowingly or not, are seeking.
This is in some ways a much harder path, but the good news is there are as many ways to self-actualize as there are people in the world. Starting a company may be your way or you may find another one. Whatever you do, do not imitate others. Create and maybe you will find meaning. The only way to know is to try.How?
Don't make them harder by making mistakes others have already made! Here are some things I've learned from my startup journey: