16 Signs You’re an Entrepreneur

David Cummings on Startups

Last month I was talking to an entrepreneur that was going through a really difficult spell. No matter how hard he tried, it seemed like everything went wrong. After we talked about a number of challenges, I stopped, looked up, and said, “those are all signs you’re an entrepreneur.”

Here are 16 signs you’re an entrepreneur:

  1. One day you’re on the top of the world and the next day you’re completely demoralized
  2. Those layoffs last year were done by you personally
  3. Dozens of investors have rejected your investment pitch
  4. In the morning you’re writing code, at lunch you’re emptying the trash, and in the afternoon you’re on the phone doing a sales call
  5. That first company credit card was really your personal card
  6. Those two employees that don’t fit the culture — you agreed to their hiring out of desperation to fill the position
  7. Every week you have a new idea to make the company better
  8. Competitors…

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