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Making the Entrepreneur State of Mind (I like calling it the Crushing-It State of Mind) a priority can be the difference between making or breaking your company (and yourself).

When I switched industries from the hedge fund world to the startup world 3 years ago, I manically consumed every bit of startup advice I could find. It payed of work-wise...but along the way I realized there was a very important missing chapter in startup advice.

These slides will show you what I was lucky enough to learn the hard way. Being aware of these things, making them a priority, isn't a privilege but a responsibility for anyone committed to success and a "rich" life.

Making the Entrepreneur State of Mind (I like calling it the Crushing-It State of Mind) a priority can be the difference between making or breaking your company (and yourself).

When I switched industries from the hedge fund world to the startup world 3 years ago, I manically consumed every bit of startup advice I could find. It payed of work-wise...but along the way I realized there was a very important missing chapter in startup advice.

These slides will show you what I was lucky enough to learn the hard way. Being aware of these things, making them a priority, isn't a privilege but a responsibility for anyone committed to success and a "rich" life.

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The Missing Chapter in Startup Advice (that will make or break you)

  1. @geschehaas @ddoers The chapter in startup advice. That will make or break you.
  2. CRUSHING-IT STATE OF MIND {entrepreneur state of mind}
  3. Is this the right advice for you?
  4. You are/want to be (in):
  5. Discovering the missing chapter
  6. 5 years as hedge fund analyst.
  7. …until one night changed my life
  8. STARTUPS BECAME MY LIFE.
  9. …it paid off
  10. What advice did I find?
  11. Tactical advice!
  12. State of mind?
  13. “If I ever hear a founder talk about how they have a balanced life - they’re not committed to winning.” - Reid Hoffman on How to be a Great Founder
  14. ...STARTUPS BECAME MY LIFE
  15. Do we need this chapter??
  16. Crushing it?
  17. Being an entrepreneur
  18. Happiness? Being present. Human connection. Health. Sleep. Balance. Family. Friends. Gratefulness. Validation. Feeling of control. Freedom.
  19. Startups? Focused on future/vision. High ambitions. No balance. No sleep. No friends? Constant pushback. Huge Risks. Lack of structure.
  20. Emotion override. Culture?
  21. Operating system
  22. CRUSHING-IT STATE OF MIND {5 must-do’s}
  23. 1. Make confidence a priority
  24. Confidence > Happiness
  25. Confidence > Happiness
  26. Right vs. wrong
  27. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” - Steve Jobs
  28. Responsibility vs. privilege
  29. 2. Pick your people
  30. How’s your day going?
  31. Solutions > problems
  32. 3. Embrace judgment
  33. “At first they’ll ask you why you’re doing it, then they’ll ask you how you did it.”
  34. Embrace yourself.
  35. 4. Destroy destructive stress
  36. …what isvs.what we think we do
  37. Destructive stress.
  38. In the last 5 years…
  39. 5. Constrain yourself
  40. Know YOURSELF.
  41. Emotion vs. override
  42. Emotions pretty damn rational.
  43. 1. Make confidence a priority 2. Pick your people 3. Embrace judgment 4. Destroy destructive stress 5. Constrain yourself
  44. What advice would you give yourself?
  45. @geschehaas @ddoers #ddreambigger (because you can)

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