From Tracy's talk at StartupGrind!
Be a Beaver:
Beavers are patient
Beavers work hard & are patient. As founders you will face obstacles that you just don't want to do because of how much work it is.
Beavers don't complain. They are creative.
Be creative with your company. Things are hard, find creative solutions. At PlanGrid
Beavers iterate and improve
We need to iterate and improve on our code, our product, as leaders, as humans etc. Admit to what we suck at it
Be a Honey Badger
Honey badgers survive
Even when bitten by poisonous snake, it survives. Startups never
Honey badgers stand up for their team
As founders and leaders, we need to stand up for ourselves, our company, AND our team.
Find your inner animal.
Find the right people Find the right problem Find your passion
Find your passion.
Otherwise, it's too hard.