The flip side of my last link is Garrett Dimon’s experience building Sifter – a 5 year old business that slowly grew and provides for his family.

It wasn’t about looking for millions to retire on, but instead, building an asset that can provide for his family.

He reflects on his time building Sifter:

Building a business isn’t easy, but it’s not as dramatic, terrible, and exhausting as most glamorized stories would have you believe. With careful planning, patience, and a family that’s on board, it can actually be easier and more enjoyable than setting out with the support and motivation of your spouse and children.