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Startups, Scaleups and Business are tough
It's hard to find a balance when you're thriving through adversity
Hope everyone is enjoying the early signs of summer weather ☀️
One thing I’m greatful for is my support network, people I can bounce ideas with, have safe conversations and be vulnerable with - these people will never be unoticed 🙏🏾
Self belief, identity and how you confident you are in times of uncertainty - these are qualities I highly admire in people. I’m such an energy person I can feel it, before people introduce yourself - this is why I come across a little reserved sometimes.
It’s why I don’t feel uncomfortable when people speak about Kanye, Jordan, Ronaldo. I see the greatness - they all have character flaws, and you ain’t perfect, so don’t try it.
As an ambivert (means I value my own space just as much as I am energised by being around other people) I always find it funny when people say I’m introverted or extroverted. Just another assumption human beings make - we all have our biases.
5 things I’ve tried that you could (your mileage may vary)
Create your own personal board of advisors
Do the internal work and invest in yourself mentally and emotionally
Keep a gratitude journal
Track your KPIs so you’re not decieving yourself
Schedule self care (for me it was swimming Fridays - need to bring that one back!)
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Thoughts & News I wanted to share with you
Building an amazing team is time-consuming but you could automate some of it with this tool. Link
Benedict Evans shares his annual presentation exploring macro and strategic trends in the tech industry. This time he discusses topics such as the end of free money and the new gatekeepers. Link
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