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You're never a loser until you quit trying

Even when you’re unstoppable, you can still burn out.
When you feel you’re being crushed under the pressure of debts and taxes, and you still come out from under it all alive and kicking, you’ll know that you are unstoppable. You’ll understand what being unstoppable truly means to you.
I’ve been an entrepreneur since I was 17 years old. At first  everything was pleasant, fun and exciting. Later in 2002, I was 23 years old and had just finished my obligatory army service  in Finland. The IT bubble had just burst.
Thanks to my army service, I was in good physical condition. My company employed 17 people. When the IT bubble burst, my company’s volume of orders fell and we had a serious cashflow crisis. Things became much less pleasant, fun and exciting.
 I couldn’t sleep because I was worrying about how I could pay salaries to my employees. I was mentally burned out. I crashed. In fact, I almost went crazy. I had to make a choice between two bad choices: should I file my company for ba…