All entrepreneurs and small business owners need a support system. I don’t care who you are, where you come from, what you do, etc. starting a company without a support system is the equivalent of lining up for a field goal without a holder (I love sports). And for most folks around the world, that support system is most likely going to be your family. Yeah, you might be 22 working with a co-founder of the same age and finding that you get plenty of support from each other, from the guys at the bar or from some random online dating site. But for most people, your support system is your immediate family.
There is truly nothing more important than family. We all have our stresses, our issues, our concerns, our worries and our timelines. But at the end of the day, the relationship with our family and the people that we love is truly what matters. Family is irreplaceable and family is going to get you through the really tough times. And trust me, as an entrepreneur you will have some REALLY rough times. If you don’t have the support of you family, especially when you’re doing a startup, you might as well shut the door and go home. It’s their support that will provide the motivation and inspiration to get you through the tough times. So, when you’ve got a big decision to make between your company and your family, just keep in mind that your family should always take precedent.
Sometimes, when we’re working on our startups, our companies and our passions, we forget about those whose very support will ultimately drive our success.
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