I liked this recent quote from Marc Andreessen the famous Silicon Valley VC that sums what it is like as an entrepreneur. It pretty much explains my client’s day to day realities and why an objective sounding board like an executive coach can be so valuable, and critical for staying sane.
"Ask any entrepreneur in the Valley how their company’s going. 'Oh, it’s going great. Everything’s fine.' But internally they’re always about to throw up. Because there’s always something going wrong. Some key employee is about to quit, or some new competitor has popped up, or some product has slipped, or some customer is suing you, or some crazy thing is happening. There’s nothing easy about building a company.”