In the middle of writing this book, I was digging through old files and came across notes I had written to myself. The notes were an effort to process some leadership issues I was facing at the time. This was in the same period that I mentioned at the start of the book, when I felt as though everyone wanted a piece of me and I was driving full throttle and simultaneously building the car. Filled with frustration, the words were hard to read. I wanted to reach through time and give myself a come-to-Jesus shake to say, “Give yourself a break! Enough with the self-flagellation! Just do this, this, and this—and it will be fine.” ...

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