Why Startup Founders work during the Christmas Holidays
The Christmas holidays are the perfect time for Founders to get some work done. Here’s why:
It’s a time when people don’t expect anything from you.
There is no pressure from your startup or your teammates (who will be off during the holidays) to meet deadlines, so you won’t stress yourself by trying to be productive during this time of year.
You won’t feel any pressure to step up and take on extra work and responsibilities which can be very stressful if you are not used to it. And, hopefully, your team has everything well in control by now so you don’t have to worry about it. You can focus on other stuff like planning for the future, including setting goals for 2021 and beyond.
This is a really good time for founders to work because they can set the pace themselves instead of being forced to work at breakneck speed just because everyone else is around them doing so. It gives them a chance to re-energize themselves after all the hard work they have been putting in over the last months or even years while building their startup and managing all the different aspects of running it. Let me tell you, when you are at your office (or at home) working on Christmas Day, it feels awesome! But only if no one expects anything from you!
So, if you have a few things you need to get done, this is the perfect time to do it.
In fact, I think founders should spend as much time as possible working during the Christmas holidays. If they have a lot of work to do, they should be in the office working on it. They should not be on vacation with their families unless they feel like relaxing for a week! It’s important for Founders to get their heads out of the sand and come back rejuvenated in 2021!
Have you ever spent time working during Christmas holidays? What do you think about it? If you are a Founder, what would be your top tip for other Founders this holiday season? Please share!
About the Author
I am the Founder of Cudy Technologies (www.cudy.co), a full-stack EdTech startup helping teachers and students teach and learn better. I am also a mentor and angel investor in other Startups of my other interests (Proptech, Fintech, HRtech, Ride-hailing, C2C marketplaces and SaaS). You can also find me on Cudy for early-stage Startup Founder mentorship and advice.
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