You don’t have a salary anymore and company spending is literally eating into your take home pay. If my company spends hundreds or thousands extra, I make hundreds or thousands less. So, it comes natural for entrepreneurs to want to shave costs where possible.
And, money doesn’t make itself either. Friends become referrals, family become lenders, and you become cheap labour. Without restraint you can become a pig sniffing out truffles in the woods, sensing money around you everywhere waiting to be spent on you and your company.
Fear leads to hustling. Fear corrupts relationships and disrupts peace. It’s hard for entrepreneurs to get beyond fear but that’s truly where success lies, not in achievement or reward, but in peace.
If you’re not an entrepreneur, look out for the hustlers. If you can’t spot the mark, you’re it.