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“Much has been made about the mental and emotional health of founders—about how the idea that everyone’s company is always killing it 100% of the time is complete bullshit and how sometimes, even in the best companies, things really suck,” O’Donnell writes.
He came up with seven points he thinks are important:
- It’s OK to be down
- Be specific
- Spend time with other founders
- Never use stress as an excuse to treat others poorly
- Strengthen relationships by making sure they’re a two-way street
- Know when to fold ’em
We’ve written previously about the difficulties of juggling a startup and a family life in the past, from the founder’s point of view. Via O’Donnell, it’s interesting to see it also from an investor’s.
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