How to build resiliency as a startup founder
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- Talk to someone who has been there before
- Get unbiased insight from industry veterans
- Work through the issue with a mentor by your side
Entrepreneurship truly is a roller-coaster. The cliche about the ups and the downs ain’t no joke.
How people deal with the lows and the slow incline can really set founders apart from others. Everyone can deal with the highs and the celebrations, but getting through the tough times and moving on can be tough.
Some days it seems impossible to focus on your tasks at hand and have a positive outlook towards the future. Resilience is so crucial when you are growing a business.
Most founders (especially solo-founders) report having high stress levels and note lack of balance in their lives. With a resilient mindset, you can push through the bad times with gumption and enjoy the good times without burn-out or PTSD.
Sometimes just talking through what is bothering you to an unbiased third-party can do the trick! It’s amazing what a simple venting session can do. It’s even more beneficial when that third party (say a Growth Mentor for example) can also give you tips and tricks that have worked for them when they were in the exact same spot that you were.
MENTORS WE RECOMMEND FOR THIS TOPIC
“Dani was very helpful and she truly wanted to understand my perspective about the issues I’m facing at the moment with my career path. After 2-3 minutes the conversation didn’t feel anymore like two strangers, but actually a mentor sharing her knowledge about the things she’s been through. In the end, I regret that It was only 30min.”
“I spent 30 minutes talking to Dani trying to understand what are some of the professional and personal roadblocks I am going through. It was super impactful and allowed me to get some perspective. If you are going through a lot – just book a time with her. You won’t regret it. #daniisawesome =)”
“Maciej is very curious and really tries to understand your problem/goal. His questions actually pointed me to some blind spots. It was a great conversation.”
“Wow. Maciej was unbelievably helpful, friendly and pretty much an all-round legend. Could not rate his help any more.”