My health has declined a lot throughout my startup journey. I’ve gained more than 20 kg, experienced “burnout,” and many other health issues. The same goes for my co-founder; her health situation is no different now, a year after starting Eggbun.
This got me to thinking about whether or not running a company while ignoring health is a good thing. It doesn’t mean that I want to work less or anything like that. I love my job and I still take a Company growth as a first priority. But it’s 2017 now, so I’ve decided to grow the company, team members, and myself to the level of sustainability. Here are my conclusions, which I came to after long hours of thinking.
Eggbun Education shall have health as a priority. These 2 aspects of health are key.
- Financial Health
- Individual Health
Company sustainability must be the most important thing. How could anyone can make any other plans based on such an uncertainty? In order to maintain a base sustainability in Eggbun, I came up with a very simple calculation.
(Investment/16+Monthly Net Revenue ) — Salary — New Hires — Marketing — Overhead (Tools, Insurance, Lunch, etc) = Buffer Money.
Most of the time, buffer money is used to make a company a better place (Food quality, standing desks etc.). When listing things to make Eggbun a better place, we use a “health first” framework.
In the meantime, when it concerns hitting milestone, and January nearly 100% buffer money will be used to increase team members’ salaries.
By doing so, we want to make it clear that company goals must be aligned with individual goals; people should receive proper compensation.
This is the Operation Strategy of Eggbun this year. I firmly believe that this method can help Eggbun become a sustainable yet attractive company for many potential candidates. Thus, we can dream of working with great people to make a better company! This plan is still premature. I will dedicate myself to improving it from time to time.
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