Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Safety

A friend tonight said, “I couldn't be an entrepreneur. I need safety. I need the certainty of a steady paycheck, without having to worry if my business is going to fail.”

I haven't had a job since 1992, so I had forgotten that mindset, and was honestly surprised. I realized we now have opposite associations for safety.

I said, “I couldn't have a job. I need safety. I need the certainty of my own company, where I'm in total control of my income, without having to worry if a boss will fire me.”

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