CEO Startup Confession #1: Know the Importance of Your Village

So, y’all. Startup life is hard. Scratch that, hard is too simplistic of a word. Startup life is a constant wave of balance; am I doing everything I should do for the company? How am I going to pay my rent this month? How am I going to make this x amount of money stretch until this freelance gig comes through? How do we really achieve the balance that we so desperately seek?

Oh, you thought I had the answer? LOL. I’m still learning too.

So, since we’re in this together, (that pesky notion of making your dream come true) I would share the wisdom I’ve acquired along the way. Yes, perhaps you’ve read this in books or a particular article—me too. But, I can tell you that nothing beats experience, and we, the co-founders of EstroHaze, make it a duty to share the glory [insert anxiety] that comes with entrepreneurship.

In an effort to switch things up, I started recording these revelations or insights as they come to me, and I’m more than happy to share them here.

The first startup confession came at me post call with my best friend of over 30 years. Thinking of my village, immense gratitude washed over me. This journey may cause you to miss birthdays, group vacations…life. The people who ride for me, do it without reservation. They know me, they understand my intention.

Always make sure you keep your riders close. I’m sounding off below on the importance of your village. Hit me with your thoughts @iamkwild. How do you celebrate your village?

Until next time, signing off.


One Comment

  1. Kali! I love this and you, and am so grateful to be a part of your journey. I wouldn’t have it any other way because I believe in you and your mission. I buy dinner on occasion, yes. But you inspire me, hella, my sister. Keep grinding and shining!