Entrepreneurs need to be anti-fragile. Resilient to setbacks. Capable of facing adversity without flinching.
That’s why you need a simple lifestyle.
You will be unaffected by poor fare if you don’t need much.
Drive an ordinary car.
Eat All Bran Flakes for breakfast.
Wear jeans, T-shirt and sneakers.
If you want to go to extremes, follow @malanjoubert’s advice and sleep on the floor.
Not only does it make you resilient, a simple lifestyle boosts your creativity, facilitates a frugal lifestyle, and provides good practice for keeping things simple in business.
A simple lifestyle doesn’t mean compromising on quality or settling for second-best. It just means stripping out the unnecessary stuff of life and focusing on what’s important.
Just like an entrepreneur needs to separate the signal from the noise, so does she need to separate the superfluous from the essentials.
The easiest way to do that is to live a simple lifestyle.