Q&A with Jessika Lora - March 27

Hi Jessika. Thanks for giving up your time for this. What was the motivating force behind leaving the corporate world, and starting your own business?

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Great question! There’s a restlessness threshold that you hit after which point every day that you aren’t pursuing your vision feels intolerable. You may notice yourself picking little turf battles, feeling depressed, irritable, and under-appreciated. I felt this way just before I left Deloitte and just before I left eBay. It’s totally fine to feel this way for a day or two, maybe even a shitty week, but if it becomes your daily norm for more than a month GET OUT!

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