Working at a startup is often glamorized but behind the scenes are also many challenges that aren’t as commonly discussed – especially in the hyper-growth phase 📈

Here is my no BS take on what it’s really like as an early startup employee (currently @Notion) and how to normalize the rollercoaster of emotions following the all-too-common growing pains 🐣

⏰ Timestamps
00:00 Intro
00:37 Quick Background
01:04 Phase 1: The Honeymoon Phase
03:58 Phase 2: The Pressure Cooker
06:02 Phase 3: The Fleeting Highs
08:10 Phase 4: The Art of Giving Away Your Legos
10:48 Phase 5: The Pains and Privilege of Scaling
12:25 Phase 6: The Three R’s for Stability

🎷 Music
Stay a minute by Pilo []
Real Love by Eric Godlow []
Ocean Park by Elysium Audio Labs [–uy0atHk]
New shoes by Blue Wednesday []
Take Care by Julian Avila []
Warm nights by Lakey Inspired []
Cheese by Lukrembo []

👋 Don’t be a stranger
Instagram: @twentysmths
Clubhouse: @amy.cho @jennyna

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