It Is Time To Talk About Depression In Startups – The Mission 

I was recently surprised (but shouldn’t have been) to learn that “startup depression” is a thing.  Here are a few links to decent articles about Startup Depression.  In summary: Manage Expectations.

Pouring your heart, soul and everything in between into a company that, statistically, will fail, can wreck you emotionally.

Main Article: It Is Time To Talk About Depression In Startups. – The Mission – Medium

12 Quotes on Entrepreneur Burnout and Depression – Medium (regwall)

Depression and Startups: The Emotional Toil of Entrepreneurship – Fortune

Startup Founders, let’s talk about failure and depression – YourStory

‘Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.’ An open letter to Zuckerberg

I have a small handful of social media accounts still, but I’m thrilled to say that I shuttered the Facebook account for my small business this year (well, I’ve shuttered the company, too).

This sums up a lot of my Facebook/ social media opinions:

“Unless I go full tin-foil hat, you’ve basically left me with one option. To opt out of Facebook’s tracking, I’m going to have to join Facebook”

 

Source: ‘Dear Mark, this is why I hate you.’ An open letter to Zuckerberg

Here’s what you need to know… – Altucher Confidential

Hell of a pitch, admirably so… “One of the stupidest people you’ll ever know…”

I’m an entrepreneur and angel investor. I’ve achieved the rank of chess master. And I’m the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book “Choose Yourself.” I’ve started 20 companies, 17 of which have failed. But I’ve learned a lot along the way. If you’ve ever been stuck—in a job you hate, in a house […]

Source: Here’s what you need to know… – Altucher Confidential

Well said…

12h/t to ma.tt for this…

This poem is an excerpt from the book, The Invitation (1999), by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Oriah is a spiritual counselor and story teller, among other things. This poem offers an invitation to every single one of us to show up in the universe. She reminds us that we do not serve the universe by being small. Rather, we serve the universe by making the most out of our lives.

Source: Family Friend Poems