As a CEO, I often have no clue what I am doing, what is my job/role, and where this company is going to. I often think that the company I am building is a total BS 💩. Also, I sometimes feel that we are implementing the most genius idea, and it will turn over the world. And then I have a crystal clear clarity of the future and how we are going to get there 🚀. Then I ask myself if I am slightly bipolar, and googling around that proves true 😭. If you can relate to this, don’t worry, this does not prevent you from building a unicorn 🦄. Surprisingly 🤷‍♂️. #fridaymood #ceoconfession

Justas JanauskasQoorious human
Tomas, of course you can send the progress to me, yet, I recommend sending them to early stage investors instead
25 days ago
Tomas MaksimaviciusStartups
Justas Janauskas any recommendations who to connect with?
25 days ago
Thomas DesimpelAngel Investor, Polyglot, Real Estate Investor
Justas Janauskas you are building TWO companies, who can say that? and at least you are trying and executing as best as you can. Being an entrepreneur is never a walk in the rose garden...and neither we wan't it that way.... (If it would be too easy it would be boring not self fulfilling).Being an entrepreneur my self I sometimes also think "my god why/wherefore I am doing this and why not just taking less risks...Let's go easy..." it would be mentally better... But at at the other hand NOT trying and NOT getting out of your comfort zone that must be -after some time- the real hell...long term speaking. So short pain is maybe better😎🤔 ; don't get too 🦄 obsessed, I think I speak for many Qoorio-ers that we are very happy not to say excited you co-created this network. It's way more qualitative and feels more cozy then other networks.... Yes, at the end it must be a business model but the more people are getting on this network the more valuable it will become by itself... In French they say" parfois il faut donner le temps au temps" (you have to give time the time...). Have a Qoorious weekend!☀️☀️☀️
25 days ago
Justas JanauskasQoorious human
Thomas 🙇 Tomas, I think it is always better to learn about each investor how they think, how they invest and what they are looking for. You can learn that from them directly, by speaking to founders they have invested, here, etc. Then, you contact them if you have good reasons to believe your model/stage/progress somehow match what they look for. Every investor is unique, and you don’t want to shoot randomly, especially to those who are not relevant to you.
25 days ago
Tomas MaksimaviciusStartups
Justas Janauskas great advice, thank you!
25 days ago
Justas JanauskasQoorious human
Oh, and about that 🦄 - I was implying that the emotions I shared are nothing new to me for many years, and I assume to many founders as well. And still, they did not prevent to build something great in my past. cc Thomas Desimpel
25 days ago
Lina LinkeviciuteTheatre Director Founder@Timeless Paintings/Luxury Business Professional
Nice discussion! Justas, long term goals is the most hard thing, so there are people like you who could manage it and other people who could stand near by and repeat “don’t stop and keep going”! The unique thing of this platform is that as a CEO you can be connected with the whole community and speak with everyone, as all the users have opportunity to speak with you and your team. I think that this accessibility is a huge difference and a unique value. When is a hard moment, I recommend you to have a paper in front of your eyes where the whole values are written. You are not a machine that’s right, but you can choose how long you stay in that unpleasant state of mind, you can put a timer in front your eyes and it could help to switch to other ideas. There are thousands of methods how to control the mind. May I make a rhetoric and philosophical question, maybe your biggest goal is about it ?
23 days ago
Martynas LapėTech, investing and being a generalist - hit me up!
Not building my own shabang, but can definitely relate. I'm split between multiple roles at my current company and I am loving it. The freedom, attention and support provided by my colleagues and management team is awesome. But no matter how much I spend time on productionizing analytics tools, or spend countless hours on understanding the user needs - having a generalist mindset, I am expected to specialize in both duties. So my weekends and after work hours are spent on refining my analytical thinking improving product management skills and mentoring people. I love it, I truly do. But then sanity meets fatigue, and that's when I ask myself - Should I specialize and leave this generalist mindset? Short rant, felt good haha
23 days ago
Justas JanauskasQoorious human
22 days ago

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Hey Justas, as you have founded different businesses I was wondering what was the toughest challenge you ever faced during your entrepreneurial journey ? Have a nice day :)
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Good question. I was thinking about it for a few days. I ended up that the toughest challenges were usually related to my beliefs, fears, history, attitude, and way of thinking, which helped me in the past. Yet, as time passed and contexts changed, some of these things expired and started to harm me. It is very tough and challenging to operate on an outdated framework of a mind. It is difficult to spot harming old beliefs. It is painful to let go of them, especially when they worked well for a long time. And it takes time to rebuild new beliefs. In essence, my toughest challenges were always internal and rarely external.
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