One of the things that I notice when I am talking to people joining me in the cooperate world is that they all think that they will one day be at the head of a successful startup. And while it is important to dream, to continue to push boundaries and attempt to new and creative endeavors. It is more important to be realistic about it.
Starting a business is a lot of work. It isn’t about long sessions in front of the monitor or on the phone drumming up investors. It is about realistic goals that solve real problems.
For those of you who are thinking about going in this direction I wrote about the subject to help you prepare mentally for the challenges that lay ahead of you. So before you get a head of yourself, learn what a business is, what it takes to succeed and work out the fine points.
You can find it here, From First Thought to the Next Big Business
You’ll be glad that you did.