Selling my business, 26 months later

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2024-05-12 13:30:05

That business consumed my focus and attention for more than a decade. It defined so much of who I was as a person and served as a timeline of history and events of my entire adult life.

Selling it was unequivocally the hardest thing I had ever done at that time. Nothing in my life had even come close to the anguish, worry, fear, and anxiety that accompanied the process of making the decision to walk away. Now two years later, I still find myself continually challenged with the mental burdens that I struggled to bare during the period leading up to the sale, and frequently reflect on the periods during, before, and after walking away.

Two years goes by quickly and I find it hard to believe it’s already been two years, but these past twenty six months have made it very clear to me: selling my business and walking away from the tech world was the right decision.

Every resource I consumed (blog posts, podcast interviews, etc) had the same advice: make sure you have a plan for what you’ll do after the exit. I’d heard and read the same advice over and over again, and I followed it.

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