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Unpopular opinion: Being an entrepreneur is a bad deal for most people. Having grown Soundwise to an 8-person team, I realize everything I was told about entrepreneurship was wrong. Here are 4 common myths about starting companies, and what you should do instead👇 1. Starting a company is not an escape from your sucky job People unhappy at their job daydream about being their own boss. They think it’s a way to make quick money…

LISTEN TO THIS EPISODE ON SOUNDWISE 99% of the world suffers from low self esteem, in one form or another. If you think you’re the only person carrying that burden, it’s because everyone is so good at pretending. Because we’re all taught that to succeed you need to be confident and believe in yourself. If you doubt yourself and doubt yourself often…of your worth and your capability, that’s the sign of a healthy human. If…

Any creation process has two essential aspects: inspiration and execution, which corresponds to the masculine and feminine energetic qualities in each of us. You need both the masculine and the feminine qualities to bring any new creation into being, just like in the creation of a new life. As a society we culturally worship the masculine. In school and work, we are taught mainly to speak the language of the masculine–i.e., structure, hard work, analysis,…

(This is taken from a commencement speech I gave at Hack Reactor Remote cohort 23’s graduation.) Today I want to talk with you about how to find your authentic path in life. I believe we’re all born different. And each of us has our unique way to achieve prosperity and fulfillment. It’s a path unique to you. You can’t find it on Reddit, or Quora, or from your parents or from HR, despite all the wonderful…

(This article is originally published on Entrepreneur.com) Last night in the shower, you had an ingenious idea for a new business. You rushed to the desk to write it down, with water still dripping down your back. Your [insert the brilliant thing] is going to change the universe! It’s time to call up investors, assemble a team and . . . stop! Stop right there! Before plunging into execution, you should confirm you’re solving a problem…

You just need to be really smart… I’m kidding! Actually the weird thing is having great ideas has nothing to do with your IQ. How do I know? I’m smart. (Stop fooling around and get to the point, Natasha!) Ok, ok. Last August when I left my job, I spent all days sitting on the floor, scheming the next stage of my career. I’d madly write down ideas on scraps of paper, making my living…