The day I fired myself

May 07, 2021
The Weekly with Fred Schebesta #22: The day I fired myself


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There comes a time in every founder’s journey when they need to consider stepping away from running their business. Some can take on the role of CEO while others need to fire themself because they are limiting their business’s growth.

This happened to me. Back in 2015, I was going through a tough time. I was settling my divorce and Finder was growing rapidly. It was no longer a small startup. I grew this baby into an adult but I was still trying to stick a bottle in its mouth.

I wasn’t growing and developing as fast as the business and I became the limiting factor in its growth. I needed to step aside. And then I didn’t know what to do with myself. I was lost.

I spoke about this key moment in my life with Brett Campbell on Ticker Ventures today. Brett recently hit the same wall and hired a CEO for his award-winning digital growth agency Claxon.

If you’ve hit this phase in your journey, congratulations! It’s an incredible achievement to make it to this step.

My first key tip for getting through this phase is to have faith in yourself and the people you have hired to execute your plan. 

Click here to watch the full episode for more tips.



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So much happening in crypto this week!

  • Dogecoin hit an all-time high after listing on two new exchanges: E-toro and Gemini. Robinhood crashed when Doge spiked and users rushed to the platform
  • A bill in the New York legislature could see crypto miners completing an environmental impact statement in a bid to curtail carbon-cutting benchmarks.
  • Banksy’s art titled “love is in the air” will be the first physical artwork sold for crypto thanks to Sotheby’s. 
  • And Elon Musk will be on Saturday Night Live tomorrow night. Cryptocurrency markets are holding their breath to wait and see if he mentions bitcoin and Dogecoin, after his tweets have sent prices skyrocketing.

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I am defined by being undefined. I’m in a constant mode of evolution and adaption. I spoke about this on the podcast, Do You Want Salt with That.

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