Online dating entrepreneur
" So if you're intimidated by the apparent success of the entrepreneur you're courting, find comfort in the idea that their enviable personal PR is a necessary magic trick.
They're probably just trying to keep from getting eaten by the lion, like everyone else.
And it's not just "helpful to have," it's a damn near entrepreneurial requirement.
Toby Thomas, CEO of En Site Solutions, says being an entrepreneur is like riding a lion: "People look at him and think, This guy's really got it together! And the man riding the lion is thinking, How the hell did I get on a lion, and how do I keep from getting eaten?
You have the edge of inflated confidence, boundless energy, and a sincere belief you're pretty f***ing awesome.
While 1/3 of small businesses fail within five years and 2/3 fail within ten years, a whopping 33% of entrepreneurs believe their company has a 100% chance of success. In addition to hypomania, Nobel Prize-winning psychologist Daniel Kahneman credits this to delusional optimism.
Impression management is a skill honed from years of fake it till you make it.
As psychologist John Gartner says, "They're like border collies--they have to run.
If you keep them inside, they chew up the furniture." THEY DON'T REALLY GIVE A F*** If you're dating an entrepreneur, you be dating an asshole.
You'll get the unfiltered opinions you should only hear from your mother.
They'll call you out when your sunglasses don't fit your face or when they don't like your article or when you don't shave your legs. Sometimes it's tough to swallow, but there's something to be said for taking the bad with the good.
Malcolm Gladwell insists innovators are naturally more disagreeable because they don't have the time, energy, or interest to care what you think.