The Life Of An Entrepreneur Essay

839 Words Nov 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Many dreams about being their own boss, setting their own schedules and doing what they love. The life of an entrepreneur sounds glamourous when looking in from the outside, in fact, successful entrepreneurs tend to be idolized by the masses as they appear to be happier, more successful, and more driven than anyone else. But there is a hidden dark side to being an entrepreneur that is rarely discussed and choosing to become an entrepreneur, in fact, has many risks such as flexibility, rational salary, and making your own choices which in all controls the mental health of the entrepreneur. A non-entrepreneur usually would have a 9 to 5 job and would see an entrepreneur as being able to go into work when they wanted and taking off when they want. Well for the most part that is true, being your own boss has that flexibility but looking a little deeper the isolation many entrepreneurs experience contributes to an increased risk of depression. Additionally, many entrepreneurs work such long hours that they’re not able to take care of themselves. They work such long hours that in time can hurt entrepreneurs both mentally and physically. “The time is money mentality means they usually devote less time to sleep, leisure, family, exercise, and other activities that can ward off depression.” (Amy Morin) Depression comes in many forms and it doesn’t always present as sadness. Sleep difficulties, irritability and changes in weight are just a few symptoms that can also be associated…

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