My anxiety is rooted in the feeling of responsibility
July 24, 2015
95 percent of things I do I have no clue what I’m doing
May 12, 2015
This morning I had a discussion with my Dad, who has invested a lot of money in my venture, and I said we are going well with the product, but it’s n...
'they didn’t, in my opinion, see that I was actually really running a company'
October 27, 2017
My family expects different things than I expect for myself, and it does weigh on me. My father, especially. I have family whom are quite normal and w...
I felt as if I let my co-founder down
July 7, 2015
The thing is that you can never be certain of what you are doing. I mean, you have an idea and you rationally think this idea can be this way and there is an 80 percent chance that it will succeed. But you will never know. And then there are always things that come on the way that you haven’t predicted, even simple things. For example, we had to integrate a payment system. Usually, within 15 business days your application will be ready and you will receive an confirmation that you can integrate the payment within your website. The thing is that we planned our launch and everything according to that. We even had about three weeks spared in case something would happen. It was quite a challenge because the thing took more time than expected. Instead of 15 days, it took almost a month. Until the last moment, we even considered that, if this application is not confirmed within two days, we have to cancel our clients or at least postpone. That is very bad, because your reputation and your relations might be harmed. You could also lose your clients. That was a big anxiety! I was worried that especially my co-founder would feel bad. I felt responsible as if this is my fault, although it is not. I just felt as if I let her down. For me personally, I was just thinking, if it doesn’t work that way it is not meant to work that way, maybe it is meant to work another way. But it is meant to work in some way!