Should founders take the weekend off?

David Abaev
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I haven't had a proper weekend in months, and I'm totally fine with it bc both my team and I love what we're building.. probably not a sustainable approach, so how do you balance getting a lot done & resting? Did you take time off during your first year as a founder/co-founder? How much time do you take off?

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Atul Ghorpade
Marketer. SEO. Love to engage.
You should take weekend off sometimes. Btw, what are you building?
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David Abaev
Building Databar.ai 🚀
@atulghorpade Yeah, probably no single way to do this! We're building databar.ai (www.databar.ai), it's a no-code interface for APIs :)
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Atul Ghorpade
Marketer. SEO. Love to engage.
@david_abaev1 Good to know. Keep it up.
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Kolton
Private Equity // Tech
I think you and I are on the same page, and probably in semi-similar phases of building. I have no problem spending the entire weekend putting my head down and getting through what needs to be done, but, as you said, probably not sustainable to a certain extent long term (granted I still have time for hobbies and personal / reflection time. In an ideal world, hiring myself out of a job down the road would eliminate the need for this, but that is a future issue
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David Abaev
Building Databar.ai 🚀
@kmkmkm Agreed, there should probably be a balance to it, i.e. put your head down when times are difficult and take some time off when things are a bit slower What are you building? I'm also curious now 😁
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Kolton
Private Equity // Tech
@david_abaev1 Hey David! currently have a platform/tech-enabled service in development that seeks to solve the issue that is placing seasoned Operators within recently acquired portfolio companies of PE firms. It is a massive problem in the industry that takes up too much time and money, and the only current solution is extremely archaic - so a co-worker and I set out to solve it!
Ste
dev/designer
Yes.