Carly Zakin, Co-Founder at fast-growing email newsletter, the Skimm
"The good and the bad of running a business is that every day is so different. A founder friend told us, ‘If you’re not uncomfortable every day, then you’re not doing something right.' I am happy to say that we are uncomfortable all day. We’re doing so much of this for the very first time and I think the big hurdle we’ve been very open about overcoming is managing. That’s something that we had no experience doing before and our team is 37 people now. We’re constantly learning how to be better managers and better CEOs, knowing how to communicate better. We’re really good at saying no because it keeps us focused. When potential partnerships end up being distracting and taking us away from our focus, we have gotten better about knowing what it is important."
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