All That It Takes Is Your All

“In The Hard Thing About Hard Things, Ben Horowitz opines that “by far the most difficult skill I learned as a CEO was the ability to manage my own psychology…it’s like the fight club of management: the first rule of the CEO psychological meltdown is don’t talk about the psychological meltdown.”

I laugh when I read this because talking about the meltdown isn’t necessary….all my employees have to do is wait for Cryday Friday, as I/they’ve come to call it.. ”


do hard thingsI am reading “The Hard Thing About Hard Things” by Silicon Valley legend Ben Horowitz.  I picked it up because I knew I would learn something, but also because I just liked the title.  Horowitz is good at the pithy tautological truism (“The only thing that prepares you to run a company is running a company.” )

Also, it must be said, I rather enjoy hard things (ultramarathons;  climbing Shasta; hiking the AT; making French pastry).

We started selling at a second farmer’s market this month – today was our third outing.  The market is on a bucolic little street and the vendors all seem to be longtime friends, and are warm and welcoming.

So now it’s up at 5a on Friday, home from work at 9p, up at 4a on Saturday for the first market, home around 6p, up at 4a on Sunday for the second market, home around 6p, still light enough…

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