“Each time you crest the rise in front of you, it just makes it clear the size of the even larger hill that looms beyond it. It goes on for a long time.” -Marc Randolph, Founder/CEO Netflix
After six years in the saddle as an entrepreneur, I’ve decided to hang up my hat and get a job.
Two weeks ago, the first wire hit our bank account––EasyFridge‘s first investment! I was excited at first. It felt good, validating and all that. After a few days, however, a different thought occupied me: “Am I ready to do this for the next five years?”
If you’ve never started a company before, this is a question you need to ask yourself.
For me, the answer was “definitely not.”
I’m tired. I took just two weeks off after the SpeakerText acquisition closed. In retrospect, that was a mistake. I should have taken more time, have made an honest effort to charge my batteries. But I didn’t. And now I’m paying the price.
As a result, I decided to return the capital to our investors (100 cents on the dollar) and move on.
Now I’m looking for a job.