You Know You're an Entrepreneur If...
BY Jeff Haden
Are you really living the entrepreneurial life? Here are a few ways to know for sure.
Making money is serious business... until, of course, it's not.
Entrepreneurs should be able to take themselves a lot less seriously than their businesses; that's the assumption of Kirchner Private Capital Group, a traditional merchant bank for early and mid-market companies.
Below are some of my favorites. You know you're an entrepreneur if:
Your kids report their academic performance to you on a grades versus forecast basis
When someone says, "Good question," you know they don't have a clue what the answer might be
Most of the experience you've gained came right after you needed it
Two steps forward, one step backward is a great day
Most of your daily calories come from eating humble pie
You look for pessimists to borrow money from... since they are less likely to expect to get it back
You consider Red Bull a corporate sponsor
Being disruptive sounds like a good thing
You feel well paid... until you calculate it on an hourly basis
Your child thinks heaven must be a very rich place because angels give you money
It's a fun little book, one that also makes KPCG sounds like a fun place to work. Proceeds go to the Christopher Douglas Hidden Angel Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping enrich the lives of people with cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges.
JEFF HADEN learned much of what he knows about business and technology as he worked his way up in the manufacturing industry. Everything else he picks up from ghostwriting books for some of the smartest leaders he knows in business. @jeff_haden