Refreshed and Ready

Man, I feel refreshed.

We just got back from visiting family in Montana.  I did a lot of fly fishing and felt incredibly connected to the Montana rivers and meadows.  It was good to see family.

And, for the first time since 2006, I didn’t check email while on vacation. I in the beginning had that weird feeling of “what if something is wrong?,” but I had informed my CEOs and partners, and our CFO was covering for me should any of our investors call.

I found that the longer I was off the grid, the easier it became to do so.  Every day, I felt more tension melt away from my body.  It was a good feeling.

And, when I checked email today (and, yes, there were quite a few), my corner of the world was still in good shape.  So, I write this with the hopes that you’re able to recharge, too.

Also, I’m about done with my executive coaching work with Anne C. Mitchell.  It’s been incredibly helpful, and if you’re an entrepreneur or VC, I’d strongly recommend that you reach out to her.  Here’s what I wrote on her LinkedIn profile:

Anne took me through a very truncated, focused and action-oriented program to help me increase my career effectiveness. Also, it was a fun process.

She offers a unique perspective: she is a successful venture capital investor, a mother of young children, and is up-to-date on the most effective frameworks and most relevant research as a result of recent course-work she did at Harvard.

I’d strongly recommend her to any entrepreneur or business exec. looking to do better and to do well.

So, as summer draws to a close, I say goodbye to Montana and my work with Anne. I’m really looking forward to this coming fall and what’s around the corner.

That’s a cool part of being a VC.  No two days are the same.  There’s always something new.

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