I’ve come back to this a handful of times — it’s useful that it’s such a short video too:
Very useful because of the number of changes that have happened in my own startup in the last few weeks.
A few notes from the video:
- Founders never get “stuck” in execution, they figure out a way to get it done and they learn something from it.
- Founders that get shit done, consistently, are formidable. This is everything.
- Founders need to be exceptional communicators, especially when it comes to explaining what they business does. This is a lot harder than it sounds.
- Great founders don’t get discouraged when things go wrong. They stay passionate about solving the problem and are able to move forward, even in the face of defeat.
#4, especially, is important. This is difficult to train and it’s not something that can be taught. Staying motivated, sometimes, is more than enough of a founder super-power to make it out alive… and then some.
You and I will face hardship, disappointment, setbacks, and even near-fatal encounters while we build something out of nothing. One shouldn’t be surprised when they wake up, daily, to face their dragons.
Time to slay.