I have owned three businesses. I started my first one when I was 24 so, I knew all too well the millions of reasons why people say do not go into business: It’s too risky, you might go into debt, you’ll probably lose sleep, your social life is kaput, and the list goes on. But even with all these uncertainties, people are still attracted to the startup world like me. There are just as many if not more reasons to take the leap.

Here are just a few from Entrepreneur magazine: