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Anxiety without Cause: A Journey from Startup CEO to Owner


Over the past 3 years and 7 months, the hardest thing I have had to overcome was letting go of absolute control...

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Going from startup bootstrap mode to self-sufficient SpartanSC • Employer of Record was like going from the busiest airport in the world to watching paint on a wall dry.


For three months after we hit financial stability and predictable cash flow... I felt crawling under my skin...

It's similar to drinking 6 Red Bulls and having nothing to do at all...


As a startup entrepreneur in a non-tech company... I was forced to remake myself as a master at controlling and designing chaos.


The blood pressure baseline of comfort was changed to Wall Street madness...


The waiting for another challenge, the patience of negotiations and partnerships, and despite surpassing the 3-year mark of success...

I have more fear, anxiety, and a need to take action...


The downshift of speed began to make me crumble under the responsibility to be calm, and patient. - I even launched a successful spinoff Podcast from SpartanSC's primary Marketing & CSR program - Leaders Talk with Leo - in order to keep myself busy...


I assessed and evaluated my situation...

And found I had too much free time on my hands.


I applied to jobs left and right, trying to find a job that would be challenging enough to keep me engaged, challenged, and thrilled.

- Sure, many rejected me, and received some rather insulting job offers from others.


However, I knew that the stress of employment would not be enough to quench my ambition or allow me to utilize the full breadth of my newly acquired capabilities and knowledge more than being an entrepreneur once again.


I need a stake in a business... not just salary or commission...

I needed more.

I can do more.


The only limits I have are the limited decisions I could make as an employee...


As such, I am pleased to announce that I have re-joined Arch Marketing & Distribution, a GMK Group company, as the Head of Strategic Operations & Business Development.


There is no place like home! Wishing you the best! Leo Khoury Leaders Talk Host & Speaker.

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