November 26, 2016
It’s no secret that startup founders go through highs and lows. And unfortunately for entrepreneurs with thin skin, they experience a lot more lows than highs.
Keeping up one’s mental health and happiness is critical when you are launching a startup and, more often than not, one’s mental state is pushed aside during this process, typically to the detriment of the individual. The Silicon Alley Insider has this chart that illustrates the fluctuation startups go through in their lifecycle.
In the video below, Fraser Williams of Repairly and James Rutledge of Sanctus, a company that focuses on mental health for startups, talk about how they define their identities, deal with their emotions, and the importance of mental health for startups.
Remember, you’re not alone. Startup life is a rollercoaster, make sure to sit back and enjoy when you can.
This article is courtesy of Techstars, the best global ecosystem for entrepreneurs to bring new technologies to market. From inspiration to IPO, Techstars empowers the world’s most promising entrepreneurs throughout their lifelong journey by providing a global ecosystem made up of tens of thousands of community leaders, founders, mentors, investors, and corporate partners.
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