Most entrepreneurs go into business as a byproduct of beautiful timing.
Why should their exit be any different?
Here are a few clues that it’s time:
When you feel like you’ve squeezed all of the juice of this
lemon, and there’s nothing left but rind and pulp.
When the drug you used to be addicted to, the one that
served you well and was good to you, no longer has the same effect.
When you reach the point of diminishing returns, bloodying
your knuckles on doors that have no intention of opening.
When you’re executing without elevating, spending all your
time just to make enough money to buy more time.
When you feel like you’re just keeping your head above
water, but never actually swimming anywhere.
When you’re bored with the work, burned out by the hustle
and no longer in love with the future.
When you’re showing up faithfully, every day, shipping your
face off, and still hearing nothing but crickets.
When you’ve hit your growth ceiling and have a hunch that
your golden goose is probably done laying eggs.
when you come to the sobering realization that you can’t keep the fairy tale
It’s time to move on.
No regrets. No shame.
Just gratitude for the past and openness for the future.