By Dan Dowling
The idea of working for other people always seemed stupid to me. So when I worked the normal jobs I was expected to, I was never really there: I couldn’t get into something that I hated, let alone excel. I didn’t know that working for myself was an option yet.
So I always burned out and quit my jobs or got fired.
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 a solo entrepreneur like I was–and maybe like you are, too.