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10 Keys to Maintain Your Sanity While Hustling Your Startup

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Pamela Slim of Escape from Cubicle Nation recaps her keynote at the Willamette Angel Conference, where she urged startup founders to fortify their leadership as much as they fortify their business model.

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  • Great stuff Pam ... especially important is the wheatgrass and the posse.

    Dike
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  • this is going to be so helpful, stuck to my forehead or to my refrigerator!

    i would suggest moving #10 focus on your customer higher up the list and repeating it like a late afternoon yoga class mantra in myriad forms like:

    listen to your customer
    talk to your customer
    do something surprisingly amazing for your customer

    i apply this technique to my marriage. so far, so good!
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10 Keys to Maintain Your Sanity While Hustling Your Startup

  1. 1. 10 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity While Hustling Your Startup @pamslim
  2. 2. Sanity Keeper #1: Know where you are Change Cycle From Martha Beck, Finding Your Own North Star Death and Rebirth SQUARE 1 Dreaming and Scheming SQUARE 2 The Promise Land SQUARE 4 The Hero’s Saga SQUARE 3 Catalytic Event
  3. 3. In my I would... Sanity Keeper #2: Use your 100 units of energy wisely Tip: @michelewoodward
  4. 4. Networks Sanity Keeper #3: Find your posse
  5. 6. Cindy Willick, YouTube, “Body Image” Sanity Keeper #4: Be yourself
  6. 7. New Section Sanity Keeper #5: Choose wheatgrass juice over a crack pipe
  7. 8. Sanity Keeper #6: Don’t believe anything you hear Tip: Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
  8. 9. Sanity Keeper #7: Secrets kill you
  9. 10. Sanity Keeper #8: Summon your High Council of Jedi Knights
  10. 11. Sanity Keeper #9: Respect everyone
  11. 12. Sanity Keeper #10: Focus on your customer
  12. 13. Now go hustle! @pamslim www.escapefromcubiclenation.com

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