When I first listened to Lady Gaga’s song, Million Reasons, it reminded me of what many startup founders go through while building their businesses.
After the bloom is off the rose. After the rush of the idea and the thrill of possibility turns into the daily grind.
When a founder faces the harsh reality of roadblocks and constraints… dead ends and faded hope. When the faces of family and friends begin to look like they’re watching a train wreck happen in slow motion.
When a business gives you a million reasons to walk away, what is the one good reason you need to stay?
Is it a cash infusion? A new customer? A breakthrough in technology? A new hire?
What evidence do you need to give you hope, help you see light at the end of the tunnel or visible signs of land?
As Founders, we invest so much blood, sweat, tears and money into our businesses, it’s hard to know when to walk away… when to say “enough is enough.”
The uncertainty is so great, how do we know when to think “this too shall pass” and to stay in the game?
Please click the play button to hear my advice for knowing when to stay or when to walk away from your startup.
What reason keeps you staying with your startup? Curious minds want to know!
Or if you have a strategic quitting story, we’d all love to hear it… so please feel safe and comfortable to share your startup story in the comments… you will help us all become better founders… YAY!
Thank you for tuning in to this episode of the Startup Life Show – I deeply appreciate your time… and your presence.
I’m cheering you on and wishing you a delicious day – MUAH!
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♥ Remember – every company you launch is a gift ♥