Building startups like an athlete πŸ€

Dec 20, 2023 8:58 pm

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πŸ€ Imagine the NBA with No Off Seasons πŸ€

Picture this:

The NBA announces year-round games. LeBron playing non-stop, fans excited but worried, players protesting.

Why the protest?


Athletes need breaks. Recovery from the relentless cycle of games, practices, and travel is essential.

πŸš€ Startups: Your Business Olympics πŸš€

Now, apply this to startups. Think of it as your own business Olympics. Like athletes, founders need downtime.

Your founder journey is a marathon, not a sprint. Rest is not just beneficial; it's necessary.

πŸ”‹ The Startup Success caveatπŸ”‹

Here’s the twist.

In the startup world, success means no breaks.

It's like being powered by a self-charging battery.

But if your startup takes a hit, that's when you really need to step back and recuperate.

πŸ›Œ Off-Season for Founders πŸ›Œ

I've been there.

After my startup failed last year, I shifted gears. I took a product leadership role at a growing startup, easing off the late nights and weekend marathons.

I explored new hobbies, became a visual artist, got in great physical shape and started a product studio. It was my way of recharging.

πŸ”Œ Recharge: It Takes Time πŸ”Œ

For me, it was an 18-month journey. That's how long it took to feel ready for another startup venture.

, don't rush your off-season.

Embrace it.

Your future self will thank you for this break.

πŸ“§ Share Your Thoughts πŸ“§

Do you plan on taking a founder off-season? I'm curious.

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Can't wait to hear from you!