Five Reasons for Startup: Independence

Do What You Love, Do What You Want, Be Your Own Boss, Unlimited Possibilities, Fulfillment

1.12.17

I'm going to level with you right out of the gate. No matter what your reasons are for getting into startup, I can assure you that those reasons are valid.

There's no judgment here, there's no list of right and wrong reasons for becoming an entrepreneur, despite what you will hear from people, including me, about phony entrepreneurism (known as wantrepreneurism), greed, or even whether or not your idea is particularly good. Let the haters hate.

I will tell you this though: The primary reason you SHOULD be getting into startup is Independence.

Independence is the driving factor for why I'm an entrepreneur, nothing else. For me, the monetary rewards would likely be better elsewhere, I'm not necessarily a person who has to make this world a better place through my work, and I can thrive in both the entrepreneurial and corporate environments.

No, the reason I'm an entrepreneur is because I treasure my independence. I want to go to work every morning feeling excited about what I'm going to do that day, and I want to come home every night feeling satisfaction in a job well done.

That doesn't happen every day, mind you, but for me, it happens more often being an entrepreneur than not. It may not happen for you. It definitely won't happen every day. But at some point on your startup journey, you'll feel the rush of independence, and you might get addicted to it.

Being an entrepreneur is not a lifestyle choice or a hobby, it's a career. There are just as many responsibilities, headaches, heartaches, and pitfalls as a corporate career. There are, however, a plethora of reasons why everyone should try startup at least once in their life. Here are some of those reasons, and yours might be totally different.

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