The hard truth about entrepreneurship: it’s hard. Anyone who chooses to perform in this arena knows about the constant stress it produces.
While blazing one’s own trail might be fun and exciting at times, the reality is that there are many continuous sacrifices that must be made to be ultimately successful:
Staying on a strict schedule (oftentimes working 10-14 hour days!) so that all the business needs get handled daily; making a regular habit of giving up those extra hours of sleep;
making sure there is a constant flow of money coming in to not only cover the costs of running a business (which is a whole stress ball in and of itself), but also to support the business owner!
And then, there’s always the difficult task of trying to figure out how to balance the workload with personal demands, like carving out precious time to actually take care of the body or spend time with family and friends.
Erik Christian Johnson is a full-time blogger, self-development advocate, and full-time network marketing Entrepreneur.