Entrepreneur’s Wound

Ghastly childhood trauma.  That’s how it all started for me, apparently.  See, there’s a phenomenon called “The Entrepreneur’s Wound.”  It was coined by British journalist Robert Peston.  He theorized that people become entrepreneurs because they need to compensate for some sort of “trauma” that happened to them early on in life.

I’ve thought a lot about this over the years.  I’m pretty certain I’ve pin-pointed my wound.  I was still a teenager, and the incident was actually quite trivial.  At the time though, I felt a ton of anger, resentment and pain.  I swore to myself that I would never be in such a vulnerable position again.  That single moment was so defining – it changed my path in life.  Looking back, I am so grateful it happened.

’cause the thing about wounds is that they make you tougher, stronger and open your eyes.

And you need to be tough because here we go again.  This virus is gut punch to almost every business in the world.  As Mike Tyson has said, “Everyone has a plan, until they get punched in the face.”

I’m concerned we could be heading into a global recession.  I’m concerned that a lot of businesses are going to fail.  I’m concerned that a lot of folks simply don’t understand how all the world legos fit together.  These are the same people getting into fist fights over toilet paper at the local Shop N’ Save.

The world…

is crazy frantic.

I am not.  I am focused.  My eyes are wide open.  I am an entrepreneur.  I wear my wounds proudly and I will work harder the crazier the world gets.

Times like these are when giants fall and titans are born.

Let’s go.

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