37 minutes | Jul 19, 2021

When Can I Feel Good About Taking a Break as a Founder?

In today’s Startup Therapy Podcast, Wil and Ryan talk about putting every down for a much needed break. No, you can’t say, “I can’t take a break yet.” Or say, “Your hands are tied at the moment.” It’s critical that you take a break in between milestones, unless you want to get stuck on productivity and run dry on creativity.  Sign up for the Startups Newsletterhttps://www.startups.com/newsletterResources: Startup Therapy Podcast  https://www.startups.com/begin Join our Network of Top Founders  Send an email to therapy@startups.com  What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 00:24 When will you take a break? 05:08 Find milestones to fit in long-term breaks 10:37 Founders excel at planning but terrible at taking a break 13:41 When your only milestone to take a break is getting sick 18:59 If you recharge, you can do more work 22:48 The golden periods of creativity and analytical productivity 24:10 Get off, reset, and get back on with maximum energy 28:40 Some people aren’t taking PTOs 32:20 The concept of multiplicity 33:52 You’re going to come back as a better version of yourself 
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