Starting up, Thoughts

Sleep is….

For the guiltless.

Being a founder is like being a student – there’re no proper working hours and there’s always something to do. An hour spend not studying is an hour wasted for a better grade. Similarly, an hour spent not working on the startup is an hour slower to get to a milestone, which is not cool.

So where do I squeeze out the extra hours? I cut my sleep. Then I wake up tired. But I’m too guilty to go sleep or take a nap. So I spend time doing crap to perk myself up. In doing so, I get less time to do my work. So I cut my sleep. Then I wake up tired.

See the vicious cycle?


Elisha Tan is the Founder of TechLadies. TechLadies is a community for women in Asia to connect, learn, and advance as programmers in the tech industry. Elisha is also the Developer Programs Regional Lead for Asia Pacific at Facebook.


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