I’m feverish and sick. Trying to function even though my eyes are bloody red and I’m severely congested.
Yesterday I had lunch with a friend who’s starting up his own company; he also has a full-time job that has nothing to do with his startup idea. I think entrepreneurs are great. They’re the backbone of America and their ideas contribute so much. I have a great deal of admiration, in particular, for entrepreneurs who continue to be self-supporting and follow their passion at the same time. It can be done!
Maybe because I’m a tiny bit risk averse. Maybe because I went to business school where they taught us to think of worst case scenarios. But what if your startup crashes and burns and you also don’t have a job. Then what?
Someone who stands out for me is Khaled Hosseini, the author of the award-winning novel The Kite Runner. The man wrote the book while he was practicing medicine! So for all you naysayers out there who think you need to clear your calendar of interruption to conceptualize your startup idea and bring it to market, take heed. Don’t quit your day job.