By Daniel Wesley, founder of Quote.com.
Since the dawn of time, humans have exhibited a penchant for bucking the status quo. For some reason, our brains are wired to both love and loathe complacency. Those in the latter category tend to become disruptors, known in today’s vernacular as inventors, influencers or entrepreneurs.
Thank goodness they exist; otherwise, we might still be pre-wheel and gnawing on raw meat for our protein kicks. However, joining the ranks of disruptors doesn’t mean a life of pure adventure and excitement—it also means stress. According to a Gallup poll, working for yourself increases stress levels by 3 to 4 percentage points compared with working for someone else. In other words, it’s a caveman-eat-caveman world out there, and founders are wearing neon “club me” signs. (more…)