Back in my VC days we ran the FounderFuel accelerator. Our program was blessed with many strong mentors. We regularly brought mentors and companies together.
While this was all good, often the founders would complain of “mentor whiplash”. Mentors would have conflicting advice for these founders.
I see similar issues with more established companies when it comes to their boards. Often they turn to their board for advice. And often, individual board members have different advice. What are you supposed to do? Especially if the conflicting advice comes from investors that made big bets on you.
My man Harley from Shopify perfectly summed up how I was feeling yesterday: completely pumped to be getting back to work.
I’m not sure I have any revolutionary new insights to share in this post. But having taken almost 2 weeks off, I remember what it’s like to truly recharge the batteries.
I don’t believe in work/ life balance. The best possible situation is to fluidly go in and out of “work” and other things. But if you’re doing what you love it’s never actually “work”.Continue reading Recharging the Batteries