The thing about going it alone.

The scariest part about being an entrepreneur: Living without a "known" income.

I will preface this post by saying that I'm still a massive proponent of creating one's own opportunities instead of waiting for them to come our way.

But ya gotta have a Teflon stomach sometimes.

I was reminded of this yesterday, when a candidate I've placed -- and who is scheduled to report to the new job on Monday morning -- alerted me that he has a competing offer. A good one. And doesn't know what to do.

His decision will translate into either a five-figure paycheck, or a "better luck next time" pat on the back. And, outside of helping him secure a counter offer from my client, much of the final decision is not (nor should it be) in my control.

The list of pro's related to running one's own show is lengthy. This particular con? One that I'm not sure an entrepreneur EVER gets used to.

Stay tuned.