Doing a startup was a long journey and I was putting myself under so much pressure by giving such a f*ck about what other people think.
Day by day, I was getting lonelier and more depressive as I avoided social occasions. My startup progress was not as fast as my social circle imagined it to be and I was fed up with telling people it took years for startups like Facebook and Twitter to arrive at where they are now.
There are five things I wish I had asked myself before starting this painful journey. Five questions I believe every future entrepreneur should ask himself before taking the first step to entrepreneurship
Don’t agree wholeheartedly with the flexible hours (you need some time where the whole team is together), but do agree with the unlimited paid time off policy. I for one have a job with flexible/concentrated hours which result in a 1.5 days “not behind the desk” where I can plan my time in a manner that suits my needs: I can go to city hall at a regular hour, and do my work at a later time. One nasty side effect though is that in the end you’ll lose track of time and grow accustomed to working evenings and weekends.