team

There’s been some really great posts on founder stress and burnout lately.

Something I’ve felt that hasn’t been covered that well is the stress on everyone else in a startup.

Founders have it rough and they take the brunt of the stress at a startup but they also stand to gain the most when things go well. It’s the rollercoaster lifestyle we’ve chosen for ourselves and the sacrifices we’ve willingly undertaken to chase our dreams.

It’s the early team members that need to be considered. When you’re just starting out, you’re going to be generally pretty transparent when it comes to stuff like overall runway and burn rate. If not exact numbers, then at least key indicators of what needs to happen to make sure the company keeps going.
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