If you feel the grind of work getting you down or the pace of startup life to quick this week, or need a bit of Friday afternoon chill-time - this week's Friday Five is for you! Covering everything from work-life balance for startup founders through to the art of quitting, apps for meditating and a battle to focus on making something you love.
1/ Dustin Moskovitz on work life balance
"I kinda burnt myself out... I think a lot of people look back on that and think that's what you need to do that's what it takes... but I think we are successful in spite of it. Because looking back I can see how it affected a lot of my interactions, it affected my focus, it affected my ability to make good decisions. So now I approach Asana very differently, and my advice to entrepreneurs is very different."
2/ Liz Danzico on the fringe benefits of quitting
"I want to challenge you to stop what you are doing right now. I want you to stop that boring project you have been working on too long... I want to encourage you to quit, or consider it's an option."
4/Casey Eden at Startup Grind Auckland on finding a model for business that works for you
I attended this chat with Casey, and appreciated his refreshing honesty about what he wanted from Neighbourly. Building a startup does not mean you have to scale it exponentially forever. It could be that your startup is a smaller, more local affair and that is success too - if that is what you are wanting. "Looking at yourself as a person and asking what do you want for yourself."
5/Natasha Lampard on the long game
I am so in love with this message from Natasha that I am not going to write a mini recap of it. Just watch it.
Anya wrangles the brand and marketing for GridAKL, she writes a Friday Five on the reg (unless she is busy). Do you have something you feel she should write a Friday Five on? Reach out to her on twitter.