I’m crazy. I am well aware of that and will not dispute that point. I have a lot “quirks” that most people find annoying, but that’s how I roll. I have attributed my entrepreneurial spirit to these mental tics from Day One. Many non-business owners (and unsuccessful business owners) think I’m only trying to make my insanity acceptable, but apparently I’m not the only one.
This morning as I was reading Lynn Terry’s blog, she was explaining her online absence. As she told her story, she shared her secret: she’s got an obsessive personality also. She too gives her “issues” props for her online success. This can’t possibly be a coincidence…
She struggles, as I do, with lack of moderation. I’m an all or nothing kind of girl. I won’t do anything that I can’t do full blown and at full speed. I do not tolerate lackadaisical attitudes at all, and that’s one of the reasons I struggled so much in the corporate world. If something needs done, let’s do it! I don’t want to have a meeting about it, spend two days planning, have a few luncheons, talk about it some more…UGH!
When people ask me what traits are needed to become a successful online business owner, it’s hard not to say “you need to bit a tad nutty.” But, maybe you do.
When an obsessive moment hits, I can easily go two days on two hours of sleep. (with coffee, of course) I have been known to get tired of waiting for my husband to tear up the nasty carpet and start doing it myself while he isn’t looking. If something needs done, I am up at the crack of dawn knocking it out before most people roll out of bed.
If you are a business owner, do you feel it is attributed to some undiagnosed mental defect? Do we have to be a little crazy to leave security and stability behind to pave our own road?
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