[MUSIC PLAYING] TIM FERRIS: Someone feels like they're grinding with no end in sight and it's too hard they want to quit. I would not say chin up, walk it off, fight the good fight, winners never quit and quitters never quit, whatever. I wouldn't throw some one or two throwaway lines for motivation at them.
What I would say is get a book like vagabonding, put a 4 week vacation on the books for within the next six months and ideally involve other people, expend some money, make it difficult to cancel and that will force you to set up systems and rules and policies that should dramatically decrease that burden.
It has to be at least four weeks because if it's only one or two, you can allow fires to pop up and then you can come back and try to play firefighter. At 4 plus that's not going to work. You have to set up policies or your company is going to tank. So with that in place in the policies-- the most important thing is the systems you set up persist long after that vacation. If you can't do that-- this is what I did personally-- if you can't do that you have to have a very honest conversation with yourself about whether this is the type of business you want to be involved with or run or have, or if you want to be an entrepreneur at all-- which doesn't have to be constant pain but it also requires, I think a lot more of you in some respects than being an employee and there's no shame in either choice.
So that is what I would say. Is not suck it up, you can do it, you're the best, think big, take it one day at a time. No, I would say do an experiment and let's gather some data. Let's figure out what's working, what can work better, and what isn't working and then we make a decision.
Because I think that strategic quitting whether it's your job to start a company or quitting your own company, firing yourself to do something else is oftentimes the most valuable thing that we can do. Sometimes it's doing less or doing something different not doing more of the same thing that's precisely what we need. [MUSIC PLAYING]