I was meandering through my morning reading today when I ran across this amazing article titled, "The Story Of A Failed Startup And A Founder Driven To Suicide"
It caught my eye because I nearly lost my life in 2011 to a severe depression combined with alcoholism. Looking back on it I can barely believe I survived it, much less the fact that I didn't lose my marriage or family.
Entrepreneurship is like manifesting one's dreams, but it often comes at a very high price.
I've been thinking deeply lately about what I've been wanting to achieve, experience and feel as a result of having "made it". By making it, I mean becoming financially free. Not having to work if I don't want to. Enough assets so I earn $500k/year off interest and dividends. But beyond that, there are a ton of things that I thought I wanted, and I'm going to be expanding on these things in my coming blog posts. The outline at this stage is looking like a book, and maybe it'll become that at some point, but for now I'm going to be doing a series. It basically all revolves around entrepreneurship, what we entrepreneurs really want deep down, and hopefully some sense of how to achieve our goals without tetting to the point where Jody Sherman got (suicide). The destruction that can result for those left behind is very real, and I think responsible entrepreneurs owe it to those who love and support us to consider going about realizing our dreams in a reasonable and non-destructive manner. Good read.