Why Too Much Enthusiasm Will Kill Your StartUp
Too much enthusiasm will kill your startup by blinding you to the realistic chances of success and what needs to be done to get there.
Eran Laniado, a VP of Business Development & Strategy of a NYSE traded firm, wrote for Venturebeat that unbridled enthusiasm will cloud an entrepreneur's judgment. He suggests to ask the question, "If a friend of mine were running this startup, how would I advise her?"
Too much enthusiasm can also be a real turnoff to your new employees. While you may be willing to bet your house on the new business, don't assume that your employees want to take that same risk. If you convince them to leave a job and come work with you, explain the huge risk they are taking (and many times for far less of a reward). By doubling timeframes on when promised goals can actually be achieved, you will minimize their enthusiasm fading too rapidly.
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