Dear Entrepreneur,

If you really want to be an entrepreneur, you should be ready to sacrifice everything. And when I say ‘sacrifice’, I’m not talking about sacrificing your weekly yoga or gym classes. I’m talking about the crazy tough stuff—selling all of your belongings, forgoing all holidays and vacations, being late on rent, and most importantly, not finding enough time and money to hang out and have a good time with your friends, because you’re putting your every single cent into the business you’re building.

Some entrepreneurs sell their furniture, even clothes, and shoes, to raise money to keep their business going. In the early years, I remember selling my laptop, in order to pay for web hosting, and then, using a public computer until I was able to purchase a new one. If failing to pay your rent (sometimes, more than once), and have your bank account balance go to zero or the negatives, because you’re building a business that you’re not certain if what lies ahead will be worth it, then entrepreneurship is not for you.

These things are things that many entrepreneurs had to experience when they first got started. The craziest part of it all is that you can sacrifice everything and still not make it.

The real question is, “Are you crazy enough?”

With love,