Startups are not a job

Are you making startups a job? They’re not a job (At least they shouldn’t be) they are a lifestyle.

Everything comes down to what’s important to you. What do you really want to achieve? If it’s just money, then you fucked up somewhere. Startups shouldn’t be about making money, they should be about living out a love and passion to change the world. To execute on a vision.  To make a difference. If these are your priorities and reasons for starting companies then money, life, happiness, and all the gifts and joys of life will follow.

Lets be honest, startups are hard work, they take up much of your time and you have to sacrifice things. However, if you’re doing things for the right reasons, it wont feel like much of a sacrifice – it will feel like a gift.

Take a hard look at what you’re doing and why you’re doing it – money, ego, fame, friends, and be honest with yourself. Figure it out. Ask hard questions. And even if the answer becomes a very hard reality…deal with it. Drop everything, shift your priorities, and live the life you were meant to live.

 

IT’S NOT ABOUT WHAT IS REAL. IT’S ABOUT WHAT IS REALITY.

It’s not about what is real.

It’s about what is reality.

Tonight, I had a speaking engagement at Cornerstone University. They asked me to speak to their entrepreneurship class about my personal journey, what I learned, and some practical advice for people looking to become an entrepreneur. I was excited and blessed to have the opportunity, especially after the ride I have been on the last 7 or so years. You can see the full presentation here.

I decided that I would talk about the difference between real and reality. I think to often we focus our time and energy on what is real, but we forget to add in the most important part, what is reality. Do you think people are to scared of reality?

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