I just ran into a founder of a company whom I've known for about a year.
When I first met her, she was already 1 year into building her business. At the time we met, the company was a 4 person team containing both an excellent designer a developer. They were heading into the Techstars program full of promise. Having already built a basic version of their product, ready to grow customers and make partnerships.
When talking today she said that within the last two weeks, the remaining two employees left the company and she was back to being the sole employee. It was obvious she was worried. But she was also hopeful.
In a position where she has a product to sell, it is now time to grind. Hustle. Make some sales and build the team up again from scratch.
What is really exciting is that her face still lit up when talking about the companies product. The passion is still there. The next half year will be pivotal. If she can keep making incremental progress, solid ground isn't too far from reach.
This illustration that John shared shows that success isn't a constant upward trajectory, rather a complicated path with many ups and downs.
Best of luck my friend! Now back to work...Share on Twitter Share on Facebook