Happy Hump Day,
I’ve been watching a series on HBO called Silicon Valley. Unless you don’t have HBO, Netflix or live deep in the woods in a tent, then you’ve probably heard of the show.
It’s pretty much spot on when it comes to startups, partners, trials and tribulations of staying afloat etc (I could go on and on here).
There are a few things that I learned while watching this show.
I learned that…
I wasn’t alone.
Many people have the same issues that you and I are having in the tech world. The issues might be so common that they aren’t even considered issues but rather the norm. What you think is an issue is actually just a part of the process and a necessary component of success.
My partners weren’t alone.
Partners of all types feel the pain that you feel. Even though we become blinded by our own issues, our partners have them too. It sucks just as bad for them as it does for you. So don’t be self-centered.
Shit always breaks.
Shocker huh? You guessed it. Something is bound to break and you better be ready for it because it’s going to happen.
Arguing about petty stuff is a waste of time.
Spending time arguing with a business partner or someone over something that costs less than $50 or $100 a month is a colossal waste of time and energy. Let people make decisions, that’s why you partnered with them in the first place. Do your part. Let others do their part. Make progress and stop complaining about things to one another.
Folding isn’t an option.
Folding your hand and giving up isn’t an option. If that’s even one of your options then it’s time to find something else to do or transform what you’re working on into something completely different. Whatever you do, do not fold for good. Sure move on to something else or take a new direction with an existing project but don’t fold.
If you have partners and haven’t seen this show, I strongly suggest that you check it out. It’s motivational, really funny and it may even get your creative juices flowing.
Have a geeky hump day my fellow tech entreprenuers!