My anxiety is rooted in the feeling of responsibility
July 24, 2015
95 percent of things I do I have no clue what I’m doing
May 12, 2015
This morning I had a discussion with my Dad, who has invested a lot of money in my venture, and I said we are going well with the product, but it’s n...
'they didn’t, in my opinion, see that I was actually really running a company'
October 27, 2017
My family expects different things than I expect for myself, and it does weigh on me. My father, especially. I have family whom are quite normal and w...
'If our family business goes under, we all sink with it.'
October 26, 2017
I think that money is always a source of stress in any business, and especially if you have a family business like I do; we’re all sitting in the same boat. In the beginning of our business, there just wasn’t any money, and we were all acting like everything was okay, but it was extremely stressful. For most people who have a business, if it goes under, they can go home, or to their parents, or move or something. Our business is in another country—it just has to go well. My parents obviously want it to go well, but my mother really didn’t want me getting involved in it because she thought that if it goes under, then everyone would be pulled under with it. But I thought that with the experience we wold have from it, me and my brother could easily find jobs elsewhere. However, in the beginning, I said to myself: “I don’t have the experience, I don’t have the money, and I can’t fall back on my parents because they’re also involved.”