A private equity founder shared this story from a portfolio company CEO.
Now, this client is an entrepreneur.
A founder. Builder.
He’s been surrounded by top business builders all his life.
And this idea is from one of them.
A guy with a special and meaningful story.
Who sold the business he founded in his kitchen for nearly a billion dollars.
“From the outside…”
He says, “Building a business is like riding a bull.”
Someone watching might be dazzled.
The way they ride that bucking animal can look magical.
Even effortless, as they flow with the movement.
“Yet to the bull rider,” he says, “You don’t have a choice.”
You’re strapped onto this thing!
Whether you’re gonna get thrown or ride to victory, you’re hanging on for dear life.
Failing means major disappointment.
And also potentially being impaled!
So you keep riding.