Startup Therapy
Startup Therapy
Jan 18, 2021
What Do We Lose When We Sell Our Startups?
Play • 38 min
In today’s episode of Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about the emotional toll on Founders when they sell their business, how to spend time when the Startup is gone, losing authority and level of importance, if there’s a way to prepare to become an ‘exited’ Founder. 
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What to Listen For
  • 00:00 Intro
  • 00:25 Some of the potential downsides when selling a Startup
  • 03:38 How much our Startup is tied to our sense of purpose
  • 09:18 Concentration of excitement and purpose
  • 13:21 That feeling of being needed
  • 17:30 The horrible feeling of never being able to do it again
  • 20:20 When you become an “ex” or “former” CEO
  • 26:23 Without a business, how will you spend 16 hours a day?
  • 30:40 Equating work hours to family time
  • 34:12 Preparing to become an ‘exited’ founder
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