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egoless execution

Published 2 months ago • 1 min read

hey team, it's chris hladczuk back in your inbox.

this idea has been rattling around in my brain for awhile so I needed to share it with you.

Egoless Execution

You need crazy confidence to start a company.

You spend countless hours pitching people on the vision. You believe a secret about the world no one understands yet. Plenty of people say you're crazy.

You must have an ego to endure constant rejection.

A big enough ego to believe you're right and everyone else is wrong. A big enough ego to calmly shrug off rejection. A big enough ego to toil for years in obscurity. But that ego is your daily enemy.


You need to make egoless daily decisions. You can be stubborn with your vision. But egoless with the optimal onboarding flow. You can be stubborn on outcome. But egoless with the right way to get there.

You need to ruthlessly seek the truth... not a truth that confirms your opinion. You need to embrace daily debate. And gleefully admit you're wrong. You need to obsess over winning. Not your inflated sense of self.

And if you fail to embrace egoless execution?

You will drown in your own ego.



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