I’m not talking about the money you spend when you start a business. What I’m talking about is the toll on your mental and emotional health. 2 out of 3 entrepreneurs suffer from a mental illness. They are twice as likely to suffer from depression and three times more likely to have a history of substance abuse. Close relatives of entrepreneurs are also twice as likely to have depression, anxiety, ADHD, and substance abuse issues. Wow. Did I jump from the frying pan into the fire? Keep reading to find out.
Should you live to build a great resume or a great life? The idea behind this post came from a TED Talk from 2014 by David Brooks. I mean no offense to Mr. Brooks by what I am about to say. The idea is great, but you can skip listening to the talk itself because he gets it all wrong.
In the Ted Talk by Alain de Botton, he argues that each one of us must define what success is for ourselves. This is different from the commonly held view in modern society that success is an accumulation of power, prestige, and wealth. Alain also debunks the current notion that a person should be successful in all areas of life all the time. He says that is impossible, you must choose what you will be successful at, and other areas of your life will pay the price. Read on to dive deeper and find out how to apply his “kinder, gentler philosophy of success” to your life.