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10 Surprising Clues to See if You Are Startup Material, by Glen Hellman

Posted by Jonathan Greechan on 2014-03-14

So you think you’re ready to be a startup founder? According to Glen Hellman, not everyone is cut out for startup life. See Glen’s humorous checklist below to see if you’ve got what it takes to give it your all for entrepreneurship.

is a Principal at Driven Forward LLC., a firm that supports entrepreneurs and venture investors by providing strategic guidance, interim executive leadership services, and executive coaching. In addition, he is a mentor for the upcoming Madrid Founder Institute which is now accepting applications.

The blog post "So you think you're a startup founder?" originally appeared on Glen's Forward Thinking blog. It has been republished with permission below;

"Not everyone is cut out to be a startup founder.

What are some of the clues that will tell you you might be better off applying to work at the post office?

  •     You don’t like to clean toilets or dig ditches
  •     You always follow the advice of your parents
  •     You often say, “whatever” and you aren’t being sarcastic
  •     You think that pan handling is beneath you
  •     You must sit down to eat
  •     You are offended and not proud when someone says you're crazy
  •     You were voted Most Likely to Succeed in High School
  •     You weren’t voted Talks Most Says Least in High School
  •     You don’t believe that Beef Jerky and Potato Chips qualify as a Steak and Potato’s Dinner
  •     You think that you can learn about business from watching Donald Trump and the Apprentice


and then there's an important bonus addition that should be #1 suggested by Dr. Penn Moody, an Indianapolis-based doctor of Optometry and an enigma.... ecause he's more entrepreneur than doctor and he's a great doctor! Penn adds The real #1:

    1. You think holidays are for taking time off from work.

Yes Penn you're right. Hell if you think work is work and if you'd rather be sitting at a beach than playing at your startup...... you're not cut out to found this startup."

For more insight from Glen, check out his blog or follow Glen on Twitter @GleHel.

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