Don't Tell Anyone About Your New Business
Save yourself the trouble
Starting a new business is a huge step. It’s natural to want to tell everyone.
Blabbing about your new online business is only going to create headaches that you 100% don’t need. Running a business is already a pain in the ass. Adding random comments from people who don’t get it into the mix is only going to make things worse.
People will want to see you fail
“Every one enjoys the privileges that accord with his state of existence. Let us not underestimate the privileges of the mediocre. Life is always harder as one mounts the heights - the cold increases, responsibility increases. A high civilization is a pyramid: it can stand only on a broad base; its primary prerequisite is a strong and soundly consolidated mediocrity.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche, The Antichrist
A lot of the people who you think of as your friends are going to reveal themselves to be petty, jealous haters.
“Don’t you know that most small businesses fail within their first five years?”
“You already have a good job. Why would you want to take the risk?”
If you’re the type of person who takes action to improve your life, then you’re going to arouse insecurity from the people around you who aren’t. The average person builds a web of lies and bullshit to justify their own mediocrity to themselves. They convince themselves that it’s “impossible” to make money online.