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Aug 22, 2019

There is no boss more demanding than the one who sits in our seat. It can be quite intense to be an entrepreneur, especially when you have a burning drive to succeed. Rich’s guest today, Erin, is caught between the age-old struggle of when to be patient and when to hustle. Erin is a former Director at two different billion-dollar technology companies. She is making the transition from the high energy corporate world with benchmarks and people of similar mindset around, to the world of being an entrepreneur where she will be out on her own with only with no one else to hold her accountable. It can be scary to leave a familiar environment to head out into the unknown, even if it is killing you, but if you adjust correctly, you can succeed. Remember, what got you here won’t get you to where you need to go next. 

In today’s episode:

  • What we tend to underestimate and overestimate as humans
  • The moment-by-moment decision of patience vs. hustle
  • Making sure you have the right support network when going out on your own
  • Responding to a calibration issue when shifting the mindset
  • Tracking warning signs of burnout
  • Setting the bar higher for recreation to nurture yourself
  • Keeping the same mindset, even in the absence of certainty
  • Letting things unfold in the moment-to-moment
  • Erin’s experience simmering in the hot seat
  • When to er towards the side of inaction and sit in the discomfort

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