Eat. Sleep. Exercise. Work.
“Eat. Sleep. Exercise. Work.”
I remember Jessica Livingston telling our YCombinator batch this in our first week of the Summer 2011 session. As a first time founder, I was terrified that I was expected to never see my friends or family again and that extracurricular activities of any kind had to be foresaken if I wanted any chance at being successful. Looking back, I have to laugh, because I was so naive.
For the vast majority of us, this was not an immediate call to eliminate distractions… it was a pointed reminder to eat, sleep, and exercise!
What most traditionally employed people, like myself at the time, would not understand is how unbelievably intoxicating it is to put your shoulder into the millwheel for the first time and feel it turning. Especially in the early days of founding your company, every minute you spend feels so incredibly consequential, and very often, it is...
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