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10 Lessons I've Learned In This Startup Journey...So Far.

By Megan Trask, TULA Co-Founder + CEO

To say starting a company, a tech based service company, after spending 20 years in a very black and white corporate world was no sweat would be, well a total and utter lie. It’s been a challenging adventure to say the least and a more honest assessment might be that it’s been an incredible test of character BUT it’s also been the most exciting, fun, and rewarding 18 months of my “work life”! 

Here are the top 10 things I’ve learned:

  1. Partner with someone who makes you laugh. Every.Day
    ...and challenges you...and provides amazing perspective..and great ideas...and believes in your idea...but makes it even better...who shares the same passion for what you're doing...and goes all-in.
  2. Don’t give up.
  3. It is hard.
  4. It is really hard. Sometimes working at Starbucks will seem like a good option. 
  5. Re-frame the hard days as soon as humanly possible by remembering the WHY!

For me, the WHY was to create a more balanced life with my family, to be more present in the things that matter, and to serve other families and delightful humans seeking more balance, too.

  1. It’s okay to hold space for “this is hard” AND “I can do this”.
  2. Be patient. This is the hardest one for me!
  3. Set goals and then act so you can measure progress.
  4. Celebrate every win - no matter the size.
  5. Expect the best! Why not?