Taking the leap of faith and starting your own business comes with its ups and downs, so much so that there are certain aspects of your life that only other entrepreneurs will be able to understand:

1. You are always thinking about work

As an entrepreneur, you are so passionate about what you do that you hardly ever switch off from work. Any conversation or activity could trigger a business-related idea for you.

As an entrepreneur, you're always thinking about work

2. You are involved in all aspects of the business

As an entrepreneur, you make it a priority to make sure that you know the ins and outs of your business — including what’s happening in supply chain, marketing, sales, and finance.

3. You wish things would take off faster

You want everything to happen at a rapid pace, but it sometimes feels like everyone and everything is slowing you down.

4. You take risks all the time

You know that you have to take calculated risks if you want to reap the rewards of entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurs are risk takers

5. It’s not easy to fire someone, but sometimes you have to do it anyway

As an entrepreneur, you realise that if you want to be successful, you can’t afford to keep employees who aren’t willing to pull their weight. If an employee isn’t performing up to standard, you have to take the necessary steps, even if that person is a friend of yours.

6. You are never sick enough to miss work

As an entrepreneur, you feel guilty about taking time off work when you are sick. Time is money, and every minute counts.

That being said, remember that looking after your health is an essential part of running a successful business: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/231607

You don’t fear failure

You are not afraid of trying something new and failing, because you know that it will teach you something, and that it will ultimately lead you one step closer to success.

7. You are constantly brainstorming

Whether you are writing down notes on your cellphone on the go, or in your diary while sitting at your desk, you are always brainstorming new business ideas.

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