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Inside the Mind of a Mostly Self-aware, Highly Competitive Introverted Startup CEO

I’m totally exhausted from too much human interaction.

Perched on top of the Deer Valley resort sits the Montage Hotel. After you’ve wound your way up 8,300 feet above sea level, the hotel knocks you breathless. In this particular evening, big flakey chunks of snow were covering everything, except for the sprawling heated driveway of the hotel. Despite the breathtaking view I was full of anxiety. This was the sight of our first executive offsite after the acquisition of our startup Space Monkey, and would be the first time I introduced myself and the vision we had been pursuing for the past few years. The surprising thing is that I wasn’t anxious about how they would react to me or my vision — I was anxious about having to become the outgoing, joke-telling, jovial version of myself that always needed to turn up to these events.

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  1. Your output: At the end of the day you have to stop dreaming about success and you have to deliver (don’t be a wantrapreneur);
  2. Your team contribution: Success hardly happens in isolation, therefore what you contribute to your team will have a direct correlation to your success.
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Clint is a serial entrepreneur based in SLC, currently working on a startup to kill the year-end performance review and help teams achieve greatness.

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