When I ask other founders how things are going, I’m often given the reply, “you know, living the dream”. Most times this comment is dripping with sarcasm as they slug through challenging times in their startup. Founding a business isn’t easy; in fact its incredibly difficult. However, for me, it has always been a dream. Launching, running, and growing a success technology-based startup has been my goal for as long as I can remember.
For other non-founders, the “dream” often sounds more like a nightmare. They don’t understand why anyone would want the sleepless nights, high anxiety, family tension, long work hours, low pay, etc — how could this ever be considered a “dream”?