By Dan Dowling
The idea of working for other people else always seemed ridiculous to me; repulsive, even. I just knew it was the worst idea in the world. So when I worked the normal jobs I was expected to, I was never really there. I couldn’t get into something that I had a fundamental abhorrence for, let alone excel. I didn’t know how to work for myself.
So I always burned out and quit my jobs or got fired. No shocker there.
Yeah, it sucked that I didn’t have money; but worse was the toll it took on my confidence. Each time my square-peg self tried to fit into a round hole, I identified more and more as a failure. That’s not exactly the attitude you need if you were born to be an entrepreneur like I was (and maybe like you are).