6 Valuable Lessons From a First-Time Founder
Startup Codex

After 5 years that left him physically and mentally exhausted, Jonathan Woahn made the choice to leave his responsibilities as CEO of his first startup to someone else.

After taking a step back, he shares some valuable feedback on what was his first experience as a Founder.

It’s been over a year since I left my role as CEO of my first startup. Things were fine, but it wasn’t growing as quickly as I’d hoped. After 5 stressful years of 80+ hour weeks, I lacked the physical, mental, and emotional zeal to keep going. So instead of forcing myself into year #6, I chose to step down and leave the job to better, fresher minds. Enough time has passed now that the scars from my emotional wounds don’t feel quite as fresh and I’m ready to share a few thoughts from that experience.