The ability to deal with that conflicted set of signals that tend to indicate either; the irrational and emotional “I love this idea and I am going to make it work” versus the cold logic of Jim Collins: “face the brutal facts”. That conflicted set of signals that form the bad or as I like to call it the demons from within and without.
In summary, the bad is made up of the inner demon of self doubt and reason battling against that entrepreneurial spirit of forward at all costs. The second demon is the demon from without usually made up of people asking things like "Why are you doing this?" "Shouldn’t you get a REAL job?"
These demons from without and within make up “The Bad” of entrepreneurship and the cure for which will be revealed in the third post from now.
- Ian Graham