Every Founder feels like their startup must be the one company that is a total shit show compared to how those other startups must be running.
We believe that if we can just get past this next set of challenges, things will finally be smooth sailing.
What we don't realize, especially if we've never done this before, is that the problems never really go away. It's just a never-ending "whack-a-mole" game with different problems.
When we're small and scrappy, our problems are all about survival. How are we going to meet payroll? How are we going to land that one early investor?
They feel weighty and life-threatening — and to be fair, they are. But those formative years are stressful in the wa...