This reminded me of this piece by 50Kings founder Francisco Dao: http://wapo.st/qPKuyM
“Another disturbing trend is the drift toward motivational platitudes in the start-up world. Starting a company is hard, risky, painful and usually seems unfair. Starting a company that will leave a lasting mark on the world is reserved for the borderline insane or very lucky — not for those who need to be propped up with pep talks. In short, entrepreneurship is not a short cut. If you need someone to convince you that starting your own business is right for you, then it’s probably not.”
I’ve always hated the term “do what you love”.
Not sure why it’s grated on me but I’ve always found it trite. It’s too pretty a package for how messy and hard startup life actually is.
But, a few quotes last week have me warming to the term.
(Source: Washington Post)