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This is the most practical time in history to become an entrepreneur. Do it at the expense of watching Breaking Bad. Do it at the expense of playing Madden. Do it at the expense of going out for drinks. Don’t you think you could forgo those things for a year for the chance at such massive potential upside? I think you could, and I really think you should.
I got into a conversation recently about whether entrepreneurship is a case of nature or nurture. I really look at it like a skill thing like singing or basketball. Some people were born with it and had circumstances where they never even had the chance to realize their skill.
With all of this talking comes a lot of preconceived notions about what an entrepreneur “should” or “shouldn’t” be, what “real” entrepreneurs say, or what “real” entrepreneurs should do.
I’m not going to write one of those pieces, but what I am going to do is tell you all what works for me. Entrepreneurship runs in my blood, and I feel like I’ve always had a pretty good eye for what works and what doesn’t, so here is a list, in no particular order, of how I’ve felt, and what I’ve done as an entrepreneur: