The Entrepreneur Athlete
Entrepreneurship is hard. A founder can traverse an entire spectrum of emotions ranging from abject misery to extreme excitement, often, all in one day. As a founder, you need to be multi-faceted. You need to rally troops but not drink your kool-aid, inspire investors but be earnest, think big picture but have an eye for detail, act like a visionary and yet be grounded, be the sublime storyteller but not embellish the truth, exude confidence but be humble, manage crushing workload yet have a work-life balance, be productive at work and yet find time for a sport. If that’s not enough, you also need to find time to be a supportive partner/offspring/family member/friend. Talk about ultimate pressure.