Startup Stress? Learn to Control the Controllables and Enjoy the Ride

Admittedly, I am attracted to the challenge and fast-paced environment of startup culture, but even I can get overwhelmed. What I learned and what has helped me to not just survive, but thrive in these environments, is how to control the controllable.

What I mean by this is you need to recognize that you can only control the things you can control, like your attitude, how you react to the unexpected, and most of all the knowledge that you can’t control everything.

Being part of a startup is like riding a rollercoaster. Once you accept that you have to ride it to the end and that stressing out about every curve or drop is only going to make it a miserable experience, you can enjoy the lows as much as the highs and prepare much better for the unexpected drops. Best of all, when the ride ends, you are excited to do it all again.

September of 13th in 2021