Starting a business may be the “American Dream,” but it can also be terrifying. As exciting as it sounds to break free from the shackles of your 9-to-5 job, corporate American may appear comforting in comparison to the instability of entrepreneurship. For example, you once had a team of experts at your disposal, not to mention peer support from coworkers, not to mention the stability of a regular paycheck. You had 24-hour assistant from an “IT Helpdesk,” and someone to fix the printer when it broke down for the third time in a week.
Leaving the security of a full-time job can be daunting, but there are three specific challenges that seem to affect all entrepreneurs – chief among them are stress, instability and solitude. According to the experts in entrepreneurship, facing down these demons is the only way to overcome them.