I found that this forum is a very encouraging site for people that is building a startup. I can also see based on most of the questions, basically what people are looking for, are words of encouragement instead of definite answers to the question.
So we know that building a startup from the ground up is really tough. There are so many stumbling blocks along the road.
But what is it that really frustrate you the most?
So what is it? And how do you overcome those challenges? I believe we can encourage each other by sharing how we overcome our most frustrating moments.
Thanks for all your responses. Hopefully we can encourage each other with our experiences.
So much stuff it's hard to list it all. :-)
There more frustrating times than good times, but the good times make up for it.
The biggest one for me is when key members of team lose focus on what they set out to do. This could be an artifact of the different kinds of hats you need to wear as one of the founders.
The small amounts of time I can work on the projects.
All the different things that have to get done.
trying to get something done and providers outside people not getting back to me.
Having so much to do and task-switching seems to make me totally unproductive. This was the most surprising thing to me - I never thought I would feel so useless.
Biggest distraction is social activities. If you are a bachelor then don't need to worry about that but if you married then you can't avoid social activities and that is big big big distraction for me. That doesn't add any value to startup but sometime frustrates you. I am not anti social but chain of social events is waste of time.