The Startup Therapy Couch: Entrepreneur is to Startup as {__} is to Football

In honor of the SATs and ACTs that are being taken this summer by terrified and overwhelmed high school seniors everywhere, I give you an analogy to help you understand your real role as the entrepreneur and ideator in your startup.

Too many people think the answer is "coach", and that it's your job to oversee and direct. In reality, you must be the QUARTERBACK! You have to be on the field, calling the plays, protecting your guys and getting them everything they need to be successful.

A coach is on the sidelines, and while you do need a few of these to help you keep perspective, you cannot be on the sidelines and win. YOU MUST BE ON THE FIELD.