Signs You’re Addicted to Entrepreneurship

Have you ever thought that entrepreneurship feels like an addiction? I know I have. I’ve actually thought about it enough that I was curious to see if the medical definition fit us serial entrepreneurs. Ironically enough, it does.

The Mayo Clinic gives 11 signs that warn you someone could be a drug addict; here they are adapted to entrepreneurship.

  1. Feeling that you have to be an entrepreneur and that regular employment is not suited to you.
  2. Having intense urges to start your own business.
  3. Over time, needing to start more businesses to get the same level of fulfillment.
  4. Making certain you can always do work when you think of it (i.e. obsessive checking of email).
  5. Spending money on your business, even though you can’t afford it.
  6. Not meeting obligations and personal responsibilities, or cutting back on social or recreational activities because you’re working.
  7. Doing things to further your business that you normally wouldn’t do, such as missing your anniversary or your child’s soccer game.
  8. Driving or doing other risky activities when you’re working on your business.
  9. Focusing more and more time and energy on getting customers and fulfilling business needs.
  10. Failing in your attempts to stop working (i.e. on vacations, weekends, after 6pm, etc.).
  11. Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop working (i.e. on vacations, weekends, after 6pm, etc.).

From: THE INC. LIFE

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