Startup Success Series: Founder Resilience

Embarking on your founder journey and building a startup isn’t easy. Like climbing a mountain, you know where you want to go and have a solid idea of how to get there (after all, lots of people have climbed mountains before right?!), but you can’t account for every obstacle, pitfall or slip up you’ll experience along the way – this is why founders need to be resilient.

Resilience isn’t just getting something done. It’s about not giving up and staying positive despite huge challenges, climbing out of holes instead of wallowing at the bottom of them and working both smartĀ andĀ hard. This is much easier said than done, and as founders, we tend to put our ambitions ahead of our health in our pursuit of the mythical model of success.

That’s why for this edition of the Startup Success Series, we’ll provide advice for first-time and early-stage founders on how to be resilient whilst taking care of your mental and physical health. We have two expert mentors in wellbeing and positive mindset coaching to provide their expertise on how you can look after yourself on the climb.

Specifically, we’ll aim to cover:

  • Common mental challenges founders face, and where they come from.
  • What do we mean by resilience?
  • De-mystifying perceptions of startup success.
  • Frameworks and practical tips for burnout and stress.
  • Plus more!