Many people in Corporate America have a dream of one day starting a company with the assumption that they will find freedom.

My entrepreneurial journey started when I was 21 and lasted 13 years – during that time I found neither financial freedom or time freedom.

I was always on edge, always stressed out, I worked 100 hours a week, I made crap money, I never got weekends, and when I did take time off I was consumed by the crushing responsibility of making sure I met payroll for my employees.

Ironically, now that I’m in corporate, I make far more money, I’m rarely stressed out, and have far more freedom than I could have ever imagined.

If your dream is to become an entrepreneur, make sure it’s rooted in something that feeds your soul. The grass is rarely ever greener on the other side, and if you jump into entrepreneurship for the money, or the “freedom” you will likely not find either.