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@geschehaas
@ddoers
The
chapter
in startup
advice.
That will make
or break you.
CRUSHING-IT
STATE OF MIND
{entrepreneur state of mind}
Is this the right advice for you?
You are/want to be (in):
Discovering the missing chapter
5 years as
hedge fund
analyst.
…until one night changed my life
STARTUPS BECAME MY LIFE.
…it paid off
What advice did I find?
Tactical advice!
State of mind?
“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
...STARTUPS BECAME MY LIFE
Do we need this chapter??
Crushing it?
Being an entrepreneur
Happiness?
Being present. Human
connection. Health. Sleep.
Balance. Family. Friends.
Gratefulness. Validation. Feeling
of control. Freedom.
Startups?
Focused on future/vision.
High ambitions.
No balance. No sleep.
No friends?
Constant pushback.
Huge Risks. Lack of structure.
Emotion override.
Culture?
Operating system
CRUSHING-IT
STATE OF MIND
{5 must-do’s}
1. Make confidence a priority
Confidence > Happiness
Confidence > Happiness
Right vs. wrong
“Have the courage to follow your
heart and intuition. They
somehow already know what you
truly want to become.”
- Steve Jobs
Responsibility vs. privilege
2. Pick your people
How’s your day going?
Solutions > problems
3. Embrace judgment
“At first they’ll ask you why you’re
doing it, then they’ll ask you how
you did it.”
Embrace yourself.
4. Destroy destructive stress
…what isvs.what we think
we do
Destructive stress.
In the last 5 years…
5. Constrain yourself
Know
YOURSELF.
Emotion vs. override
Emotions pretty damn rational.
1. Make confidence a priority
2. Pick your people
3. Embrace judgment
4. Destroy destructive stress
5. Constrain yourself
What advice would you give
yourself?
@geschehaas
@ddoers
#ddreambigger
(because you can)

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