Inner Game of the Startup CEO: Stay Sane and Win
Elite athletes must focus on more than physical training to win. Startup CEOs also have an inner game to master on the way to success.
Yet many hidden challenges to being a startup CEO aren't talked about enough. Among other things, you will face repeated rejection, failures small and large, complete overwhelm, deep self-doubt (if not outright depression), and struggle with difficult relationships. You'll often ask "am I crazy, or is this normal?"
How can you get through these challenges to be happier and more successful? What will help your unleash your full potential as a leader to create and inspire and to build the best product and company?
Join this conversation for funded Startup CEOs (and business owners with revenue and employees). We'll see what challenges we all face, what best practices we've learned, and what we've seen work (and fail).
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- What are the challenges to being a startup CEO no one talks about and how can I find a safe place to talk about them? Am I crazy or is this normal? What will help me unleash my full potential as a leader to create and inspire and to best build my product and company?
- What is the role of emotion and vulnerability in building and running a company?
- What practices have the biggest impact on improving mood, outlook and decision making? How bad is it if I get less sleep, exercise, good nutrition, and unplugged time then I should?
- How should I handle rejection, failure and other repeated disconfirming evidence? Do I have a bad idea, am I unlucky, or do I need to develop more grit to persist? How should I feel when someone else is acquired for $1B or when an 800-lb gorilla enters my market?
- How do I relate to board, co-founders and employees when I (or they) are not at their best?
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