At the AllHands call last Friday, I got asked this question – What is the hardest thing about being a CEO?
A few confessions to make, while I answer this.
By personality, I am a paranoid person. I bite my nails. All the time. I hate losing. I get scared imagining that someone out there might be working harder than me and I am not doing enough.
I worry all the time of whether I am taking the easy path.
I worry that I will be wrong, if I don’t invest in myself.
So I am emotionally very hard on myself. I feel like my heart is always full of emotions. Of things I want to say. Of moments I could cry for. Of just wanting to work so hard that even life bows down.
So the hardest part about being a CEO is to feel the moral responsibility of 540+ people every single day.