In the business of rapid scale, it seems like every startup must go through a few tests. I have seen it happen with every company I worked for, in the ones I started and now, in our investments.
Building a successful organization requires real, daily sacrifice. This has nothing to deal with "hustle-porn". It is about the daily situations everyone faces when going for the top ranks.
A few examples of endurance tests you will certainly face:
You must understand that in life, everything will pass.
Regardless of how difficult the present situation is, the best prevail. There are days that the most important thing is to expand, be aggressive, and grow.
There are days in which you are better off focusing on survival.
Understand that the loss of a client or a co-founder/partner is painful, but it does not represent death.
We die and are born again daily.
You must have self-reliance and reinvent yourself.
If you depend on others to find peace and achieve your mission, you are already dead.
Be well and be alive. Fight a good fight.
I had a surprise visit to the ER on Christmas. I thought I was having a heart attack and rushed to the hospital with considerable chest pain. I was scared.
I am pleased to announce my next company, Atman Capital. Atman is an egregore of the most successful founders in tech with full alignment from day one.