The pressure to grow, cherry-picking zealots and proving yourself wrong
If you tell someone you run your own business, the next question they ask is, ‘How big is it?’. This creates a lot of social pressure to make the business as big as possible (regardless of whether that’s the right thing to do).
The perils of pleasing everyone
I had massive anxiety that everything else I was doing at work was shit. The biggest thing I learned was to make a decision early and stick to it.
Everybody hates feedback
I didn't seek out feedback early in my career and certainly didn't welcome it if it was given freely. I thought I knew everything and couldn’t see that you never really do.