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Wonderful but Untrue Things About You

Everyone that matters knows how perfect everything is in your world.

Your 20 billion blog readers.

Your 100 trillion dollar personal net worth.

Your picture-perfect family life.

Your company’s huge and growing enthusiastic loyal customer base spans all seven continents on earth and stretches to nine other start systems.

If only it were true. It’s not a question of imposter syndrome. It’s simply untrue. Perhaps it started out as legitimate confusion or an overly enthusiastic PR/Social Media campaign. Or Perhaps you lied.

However you got here, the ground truth is so different from the reality that no one can give you useful or even understanding without getting past the misinformation. You can’t self-fund the colony on the surface of the Sun. You can’t appeal to your 20 billion fans to crowd-fund your solar colony.

It could be worse. You, yourself, might actually believe it in which case you’d be delusional.

You need to level with someone. Someone you can trust. Someone who won’t freak out.

Perhaps you could start sharing the truth with someone now before there is a disaster or crisis.

Is there anyone in your life that knows the truth?

For many founders, there is no one.

Even if you are a solo founder, don’t be alone.

Don’t wait for a crisis to notice whether you are alone.

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

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