It's A Lonely Journey.
A little over a year ago, I remember when I first sat-down with Glenn Kelman, Redfin CEO. He was sharing how he felt during his mid-twenties, "My girlfriend dumped me, I didn't have any money - I remember going to the bank and not being able to take out any money because you can't take out $14 with an ATM card - I was just lonely and sad."
I also remember John Lauer, Zipwhip CEO & Co-Founder, telling me, "Whatever you decide to do Ash, if you decide on building something from scratch, just know it's a long and lonely journey. You have to be okay with that."
Everyday I wake up, I ask myself: "Am I doing the right things? Even though our team has grown to almost two-dozen people, why do I still feel so alone?"
The struggle isn't anything external; the struggle is inside of us.
The best of us understand how to manage our emotional highs and lows.
If you know me, then you know how sensitive I am to emotions. I often let the highs get too high and the lows get too low.
I'm not afraid to say, controlling my inner struggles of feeling lonely is a work in progress.
If you have any routine advice for how I can strengthen my emotional "balance," please reach out so we can connect.
I wish you the best fourth quarter of 2020; a year that has been a struggle for all of us.