Excellent Article by Kimanzi Constable @ entrepreneur.com

Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to take charge of their financial future and enjoy the freedom entrepreneurship can provide. While the allure of entrepreneurship is strong, there are some realities you should be aware of before you decide to take the leap.

I hate to say it, but entrepreneurship isn’t for everyone. If you’re not prepared, you could end up turning your dream into a nightmare. Here are seven lessons I’ve learned over the last 15 years of being an entrepreneur that no one told me about before I took the leap.

1. It’s lonely at times

2. You’ll need unwavering focus

3. The income can be sporadic

4. You have to steer clear of time-wasting activities

5. You can’t do it all alone

6. You have to test what works for yourself

7. Never get complacent

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