Journaling has been the single most helpful thing for me. It's meditative, calming, and extremely effective for identifying how I should be spending my time. There is nothing "glamorous" about There was massive self-doubt involved with launching my product. For any ambitious person, you can't help but wonder if you are doing enough, if you're on the "right" track. I overcame my self-doubt by trying enough things that did not work.
I could not be more firm or determined about the path I am on now, because I've been able to shed my ego along the way, and introduce healthy habits.
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I can now focus on building a business out of a place of excitement, not fear. Every aspiring startup founder should dig hard within themselves, to really get to know themselves. The 1 mistake I see early-stage founders make, is making decisions for the wrong reasons.
In the end, all our lives are, all that our companies are, is the result of decisions we've made. By knowing your "why", you will be a better, happier, more successful founder. It allows you to embark, and dominate, the path that is right for you. Talk to husband, daughters or friends. Don't quit They succeed. Just get out there and learn and iterate.
When human contact is cut off, the brain may manufacture social experiences.
There is no straight line to success. Talk to someone who has started a company. Talk to a founder that did not succeed. If you do not have sufficient passion, conviction or an idea for something we actually need in the world, don't be the founder.
Join a startup in another position instead to learn some skills and insights. Don't do something trivial.
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