What it's really like leaving a job you love and starting a business

What it's really like to leave a job you love and start a business on your own:

All day thinking "Am I sure I made the right move?" All day asking "Karen, are you sure I made the right move?"

Every "yes" is met by a "no" in my mind's eye.

No. You've done this 5 times before and 5 times you've failed. Why would the 6th be any different?

No. You don't have the gumption. You don't have the skill. You don't have a product people want. You didn't think this through. You didn't plan this out. You don't have clients. You don't have a market. You don't have a business plan.

This is the worst idea ever.

"Am I sure I made the right move?" Yes. "Karen, are you sure I made the right move?" Yes.

Yet the cycle continues.