Weekly Reflection: Week One Hundred Seventy-Six

This is my one-hundred-seventy-sixth weekly reflection. Here are my takeaways from this week:

  • Founders’ mindsets are changing – More early-stage founders are thinking about customer revenue as a source of funding. This forces them to build something customers will pay for—not something they can pitch to VCs. Regardless of what happens in the fundraising environment, this is a good mental shift for founders.  
  • Exposure gap – Some people haven’t been exposed to certain concepts or ways of thinking, which puts them at a disadvantage. To reach the same destination as people who’ve benefited from wide exposure, they must travel further. It isn’t fair, but it’s the way the world is. Acknowledging the gap and working hard to close it is often the best approach to minimizing its long-term impact on one’s trajectory in life.
  • I don’t feel like it – This week was a reminder that the things I don’t “feel like” doing are exactly the things I “should” be doing.

Week one hundred seventy-six was another week of learning. Looking forward to next week!