Entrepreneurship does not necessarily mean ruining your personal life
March 24, 2011 § 4 Comments
Or does it? This is again, as everything else you hear around entrepreneurship, a relative statement and just a point of view. But I believe it is an extremely important principle to have as an entrepreneur, as Iñaki Arrola (LinkedIn, Twitter), founder of Coches.com, also does. Iñaki told us that his wife is the most important stockholder at any of his ventures and that he knows he will be remembered in life by his kids and not by Coches.com.
Setting the right goal is key. As father of a boy and expecting father of a girl, I know about the enormous challenge of starting (trying to start) a new venture. But it is not impossible. The harder the obstacles, the more focused you get. Your partner is your most important stockholder and therefore, you need to make her happy somehow. Been an entrepreneur is just a way of lifestyle and philosophy, not life itself. Family is.
So, it is possible to become an entrepreneur and a good husband and father at the same time. But if you had to choose, be a husband and father.
To see the live feed about Iñaki Arrola session, please follow the twitter hashtag #ietechstartup