Thanks for sharing. Interesting read, particularly as I consider my own journey. I initially thought that traditional entrepreneur was the only option, and what I first embarked on (which was painful and exciting in it's own ways). I then thought that I wanted to be a serial entrepreneur. Similar to you, as I turned 35 this year, and have had increasingly more health issues, I like the risk profile of a parallel entrepreneur. Thanks for putting terms to part of the journey I've been on as well. And good to know there's other folks out there that think similarly. Also, parallel entrepreneur reminded me of the 10% entrepreneur book/strategy.

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Thank you.

It's been the same for me. As I was making my first steps as an entrepreneur in the 2000s, the media's emphasis on VC-backed startups, outlier success (Zuckerberg etc), huge funding rounds, hype, and hypergrowth, made me think this is the only way to be a tech entrepreneur. I didn't fully consider the other possibilities and had a pretty narrow view of what entrepreneurship is.

This is the first time I'm hearing about "The 10% Entrepreneur", I'll check it out.

I'm curious - what do you think are the top 2-3 challenges in becoming a Parallel Entrepreneur?

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