You might be an entrepreneur if…without trying you’ve succeeded in convincing all your employees to never try to start their own business.
After all, for some of you this list along is enough to dissuade you of your entrepreneurial aspirations. But imagine if you had been a first-party witness to such going-ons.
As near as I can remember off the top of my head, I’ve had 32 salaried employees since I went into business in 1999. To my knowledge, not one of them has started their own business since working for me. At least no real businesses. And that isn’t to say some of them didn’t have that desire. But seriously, if you joined a small company in order to learn the ropes and see what it was like and all you saw was pain, suffering, and a lack of paychecks, would you say “This is exactly what I want to do!”
In fact, the majority of my employees have gone on to work for large companies with hundreds or thousands of employees. A few have joined other startups, but very few. I guess I have that effect on people.Liked it? Share it!