Does the “entrepreneur’s dilemma” as described by Randi Zuckerberg ring true for people in the business world?

Does the “entrepreneur’s dilemma” as described by Randi Zuckerberg ring true for people in the business world?

In a word yes.

And it’s not just ‘the entrepreneur’s dilemma’:

  • My cousin is a Fund Manager in Private Equity
    • He sacrifices sleep and fitness. He gets v.little of both
  • My friend is a Doctor
    • He sacrifices friends and often family
  • My uncle is a business owner ($3-5 mill USD per year)
    • He sacrifices fitness and friends
  • My dad used to work 100+ hours a week for his kids (story here on Quora)
    • He sacrificed his friends and his ‘career’ for his family

If you want to achieve any level of success that’s disproportionate than what you start with. Something’s got to give.

transcribed from entrepreneur’s dilemma