What entrepreneurship means to me… thus far
Getting Techcrunched. Seeing your iPhone app featured. Wearing hoodies to business meetings with people that cant wait to write you a cheque for $1MM. Waking up whenever you want. Being your own boss. Scaling to 1 million users. Scaling to 10 million users. In a week.
Those are just a handful of the romantic misconceptions associated with entrepreneurship. The reality is much less sexy, yet so much more rewarding than that.
Building a business from nothing can be painfully hard. It can be a very lonely endeavor. It is usually exhausting. It can rob you of work/life balance if you’re not careful. It can make you wonder if it’s all worth it.
But despite all of those things, I don’t think I could do anything else. I honestly could not see myself ever being a cog in someone else’s machine again.
To me, It’s worth it every time I hear our team laugh and celebrate together, all being strangers to one another just a couple of months previous. It’s worth it when I see something much bigger than myself emerge out of nothing but a vision to change a small part of the world just a little bit.
It’s so worth it every time I hear how our product helped a customer enjoy their day a little more, maybe even putting a smile on their face.
But what really inspires me is the rare and beautiful experience to go up against overwhelming odds, and constantly be winning little battles each and every day regardless of the outcome.