Running a startup is like a movie; it has multiple phases. I was told by Ajay Gore; while we were talking. I have been troubling him on/off regularly for advice. It was him and Sidu who kicked me to start aroundstartups podcasts.
There are multiple instances in your journey when you will get tempted to go out of your organization’s guiding principle or your gut reaction or instinct. But as a founder, you are responsible for your team, company, and stakeholders.
The market will always be hot; hiring will always be a challenge and, your competitor will always raise more than you. Knowing what you don’t want will clear the fog and keep you sailing.