Ever get the feeling you're just not good enough?
Ever look around at your peer group and go, "Damn, there's some smart mahfahckas out here - what am I doing?"
I think I'm having a major episode of depression right now - the weather sucks, I work at home with no human interaction, I'm having a hard time getting paid by clients/suppliers...
On one hand, I look at all these wunderkinds 5 years or more younger than me, who have started their own firm and are all over the Internet, being interviewed on blogs, speaking at conferences, etc., and I think "I wish I was like that - successful, high-profile...all my troubles would go away".
On the other hand, I love my family. I don't spend enough time with them as it is - I don't want to be one of these people that can't turn the work off (it's already pretty bad: up at 7 a.m., check emails and write a few, take my daughter to school, get back home and work straight until 5:30 or 6:00, eat dinner with the family, then back to work until 9-10 p.m.).
I truly think this modern lifestyle is killing us. How do you find enough space to have a life without the business world thinking you're slacking?
"Tattooed men who are not behind bars are either latent criminals or degenerate aristocrats. If someone who is tattooed dies in freedom, then he does so a few years before he would have committed murder." -- Adolf Loos