A few days ago, I posted about bad days. They’re inevitable—part of the founder journey (and life in general). After revisiting that post with someone, I realized I didn’t say anything about how to cope with bad days.
I’ve found that talking through bad days can be a tremendous help. Peers (early-stage founders) who can relate or people who’ve taken your journey are most helpful. They understand exactly what you’re going through and have valuable perspectives. When I tried to have these kinds of conversations with others in my circle, it just fell flat. They wanted to help but couldn’t understand what I was going through.
If you’re having a bad day, consider talking it out with a peer or someone credible. And if you know someone who’s having a bad day, can you lend an ear? Your roles might flip tomorrow.