What people don't tell you about starting your own biz is that it's not as easy as the gurus and the life coaches make it out to be. You're not always one inspirational quote away from your true existence. It takes time, dollars, passion, understanding, commitment. It takes being ready and not being ready. We look at these people who are standouts at 20, and it's made to look so easy. We look at these people who chucked it all and started over, and it's made out to be this simple thing. But it's not that way for everyone. And it's never as simple as that. Those folks struck gold, started on third base, had money already in the bank, had mom and dad helping them, had a partner helping out, found a connection out of the blue, or were just at the right place at the right time. It's always a crapshoot.
Let's respect everyone's journey. Let's be real that change takes time. And let's stop making people feel bad that they aren't where you think they ought to be.