I had an interview scheduled with a successful founder last day. I have revived aroundstartups podcast and mostly talking to founders.

What was supposed to be a pre-interview conversation went on for an hour. We later realized it was an interview, not a coffee conversation. It was more like two listening and learning from someone who had this journey. I forgot about recording it as the conversation went on very personal and fascinating.

Has this occurred to others too? Instead of going on for a formal interview for the show, it ended up being a life learning session.

We think successful people have it all on their platter, but we or the media never talks about their day to day ongoing struggle in the journey. Each one of us in our life is struggling and fighting our own battle. It is illogical to conclude or make comments about someone seeing the externalities.