When founding a (somewhat) bootstrapped company you suddenly begin to experience life in dog years. Time seems to fly by seven times faster than it used to. Combine that with being born at the end of Generation X and you get an individual who begins to question their own life choices quickly. How can you survive in your late thirties in a world that is ruled by the young?
Several days ago I stumbled upon a post on reddit titled: "When I was hired by Apple in early 2004, these ‘rules for success’ were attached to the back of my employee badge. I left Apple years ago, but these really stuck with me ever since." It got me thinking about what our company stands for.
When I wrote my last blog post (on my now defunct old blog) 2,5 years ago I was in a very good spot. “2015 — the year of (personal) growth” read the cheerful headline. I was in great physical shape and looking forward to an exciting time at the company I co-founded. I could not have foreseen what was going to happen over the next two years. Not to spoil this blog post early, but in the end the time was about personal growth after all, just in a very unexpected and different way.