25 March 2013

How's it going?

The Entrepreneur's Hoax, and Why I Won't Play Along | Built In Chicago: " . . . . So what’s my response when someone casually asks, “How’s it going?” On good days and bad days alike, I say something like “It’s going, thanks. We’re chugging along, making progress every day.” And we are. Moxie Jean is a lot bigger, and we’re ten times smarter than we were just a few months ago. We’ve figured out so many pieces of the puzzle (some painfully and all through trial and error). But truthfully, we still have some big things to figure out, and I ask my friends, mentors and investors for help and advice all the time. I also try to be candid in sharing lessons, wrong turns and times of struggle, mostly because turning events into coherent stories helps me process it all, but also with the hope that other people will know that their own doubts and disappointments are part of the normal life of a startup entrepreneur." (read full article at link above)

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