[QUOTE=Steve B;11076253]Here's what I have noticed over the course of many years in the small business development arena that I chose to make a career decades ago.
Most people that have the dream of starting a business don't really want to have a business at all.
[*]They dream of huge incomes that will support all their fantasies
[*]They dream of a non-structured lifestyle where they avoid commitments, deadlines, and boring meetings
[*]They dream of being the boss, not taking orders from anyone, making all the strategic business decisions themselves
[*]They dream of being able to run their business from wherever they choose
[*]They dream of working when they want to and as long as they want to - typically craving shortened work days and work weeks
[*]They dream of the prestige and status of owning their own company
[*]They dream of a secure and fulfilling working career with lots of money available for their early retirement
The dreamers almost never acknowledge the underlying realities of the work, sacrifice, and commitment that are never optional for success.
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The best to all of you,