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The Entreprenuers Gut Check

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I just ran across an absolutely stellar blog by Jordan Cooper titled "35 Gut Checks When Founding Your First Company."  You can read the entire blog here, and the 35 checks are below.  They all struck me as so very true, especially #35.

Jordan Cooper's 35 Gut Checks... how many can you check off?

1)      I tend to thrive in an unstructured environment

2)      I am capable of teaching myself almost anything I want to learn

3)      I do not need positive reinforcement from others in order to be happy/effective

I just ran across an absolutely stellar blog by Jordan Cooper titled "35 Gut Checks When Founding Your First Company."  You can read the entire blog here, and the 35 checks are below.  They all struck me as so very true, especially #35. Jordan Cooper's 35 Gut Checks... how many can you check off? 1)      I tend to thrive in an unstructured environment 2)      I am capable of teaching myself almost anything I want to learn 3)      I do not need positive reinforcement from others in order to be happy/effective 4)      I am primarily competing against myself 5)      I am completely self-motivated 6)      More often then not I get what I want 7)      Money is not the primary metric by wish I measure my professional success/progress 8)      I am comfortable living a life that most of my friends and family will not understand or be able to relate to 9)      I am a fantastic listener 10)  I seek out help at the first sign that I need it 11)  Work is by far and away my greatest passion 12)  I handle disappointment well 13)  I have more energy than most people 14)  I love to win and hate to lose. 15)  The concept of "the path" revolts me 16)  I am above no task or role 17)  I have friends and family who will support me even if I do not give them as much attention as I should 18)  I have no fear of running out of money 19)  The word "can't" is not in my vocabulary.  There are things that are extremely difficult to achieve, but nothing is impossible 20)  Pressure does not derail me 21)  I am not intimidated by anyone 22)  I enjoy solving hard problems 23)  I do not frustrate easily 24)  I exercise regularly 25)  I fundamentally believe in myself 26)  I am highly experimental 27)  I am a doer, not a manager of doers 28)  Laziness and complacency disgusts me 29)  I am an excellent judge of character and talent 30)  I am rarely tricked.  It is very difficult to deceive me. 31)  I have an extremely low tolerance for incompetence 32)  I have an extremely accurate perception of my strengths and weaknesses 33)  I am not too proud to admit what I don't know 34)  Everyday accomplishments bore me. 35)  I am going to change the world

I forgave myself.

On Dear Diary,

"When the pain ends, I will be happy. Although I will not be forgiven, I can move on and forgive myself in time." -Me, 3 months ago.

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