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What's Stopping You: Why Smart People Don't Always Reach Their Potential and How You Can, 2nd Edition by Robert Kelsey

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ALTERNATIVE PATHS FOR THE HIGH-FF

Entrepreneurship can be a terrifying experience, even for those with high achievement motivation. For the High-FF it can feel like a leap too far, as well as a move that might destroy our progress – sending us reeling back to our “I’m not good enough” worst after just minor setbacks.

This is partly due to the enormity of the endeavour. Support mechanisms such as publicly sponsored schemes or incubators (such as Metrocube) go only so far. Mostly, we are on our own, which can undermine the Me Inc. robustness we may have been developing.

Yet there are alternatives to “going it alone,” of which the most common is to go into business with a partner. Indeed, partnerships represent a significant milestone for the ...

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