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#entrepreneurfail Learning to Drive on Startup Street

Take that exit now!

There are many similarities between learning to driving a car and becoming and entrepreneur. Getting behind the wheel vs. Learning how to start a new company: both options can provide a ticket to ultimate freedom!

Here is our list of why entrepreneurship is like driving a car:

  1. It takes a while to learn, but once you get the hang of it, you can apply your skills to other cars (ventures).
  2. You have to learn all the signs and signals really well, and know how to act upon them in real-time.
  3. Keep refueling as necessary.
  4. You’re responsible for those coming along on the ride.
  5. Distractions are lethal. ‘Nuff said.
  6. Periodically check to see all systems are up to date.
  7. You should change gears based on the terrain.
  8. Accelerate to keep up with the cars around you.
  9. Be prepared for traffic jams as they can mess up your whole day.

The good news is you don’t need a license to drive on startup street. So rev up your engines, check your mirrors, and GO! Don’t forget to stick your head out of the window to feel the cool breeze once in a while.

Let us know if you agree – is learning to start a company like learning to drive a car? Did we miss any analogies? Let us know in the comments below.

This was adapted from the post on #entrepreneurfail from Jan 20, 2014.

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