If you’re reading this blog, you’re probably surrounded by amazing success stories. I know I am.

It seems like everyone is getting funding, doubling every year, and selling at ridiculous multiples.

And there you are…wondering if you’ll even make payroll.

It’s the entrepreneurial equivalent of comparing your body to Kate Upton’s (or whoever makes guys feel inadequate).

Need a reality check? Back some Kickstarter campaigns. You’ll see how the sausage is made…and when it isn’t. Patent issues, delivery nightmares, missing funding goals, and just general failure.

Now realize I’m not suggesting you look there for excuses, just for reality.