Entrepreneurship (should really have an abbreviation) is a struggle and the struggle is real, very real.
If you are thinking about launching your own business and are afraid if your ready, here is a two question test, that I guarantee will not raise your IQ.
1. Do you like roller coasters? - As entrepreneurs (still need an abbreviation) or small business owners we ride the roller coaster of business. One day your just killin it, making sales, answering emails, makin' phone calls, and kissin' babies. That night you can hardly sleep because you killed it today! "Best day ever" aka the highest of highs. Throw your hands in the air and wave 'em like you just done care.
You wake up the following morning to a nasty email, a nasty voicemail, or the realization it's street sweeping day and you got a $54 ticket. Your day only gets worse when the barista gives you a decaf coffee instead of regular, but you don't find out until 11:30am when your head feels like it's about to explode off your body, only to realize your also out of Advil. This is the lowest of lows and sometimes they are very VERY low. Did I mention they are low? Sometimes you wanna quit your business and go crawl under a rock and then back to that nice job where you didn't have to work to hard,think to hard and do much of anything and they still gave you a paycheck every Friday.
2. Do you like getting punched in the face? - this feeling doesn't happen to often (hopefully) but it does happen from time to time. Let's face it, sometimes we just need to fire a customer cause they suck. They wiggled you down on price, you pretty much gave away your product/service, spent 3 hours with them, only to have them leave unhappy and have now written a bad Yelp review. This is what I call getting punched in the face. It happens, brace yourself, or don't I'm not sure what is better.
If you answered "Yes" to the previous questions CONGRATS! your ready, if you answered "NO" that's ok too. Either way I would still encourage you to face your fears, get punched in the face and ride the rollercoasters to your dream job!
Most of the pain only happens in the infancy stage of your startup and you can get through it.
Keep fighting --