Since I am in NYC and my team is in Mumbai, I usually wake up at an ungodly time to go for a run and then take calls with the indian team.
I like to call my morning calls my “punch me in the face” wake up calls. When you’re a web startup moving as fast as we are, capturing a billion+ person market, building a product across 9 time zones, shit is bound to break. Daily. From speaking with other founders, I get the impression that this is just what entrepreneurship is — a struggle.
Through all the shit that has hit the fan over the years, I’ve come to see the value in my team of one trait among all others – persistence. You manage your future risks and you take your punches in stride.
It ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! ~Rocky Balboa
You said it Rocky. Keep moving forward.