Why Selling My First Company Almost Ended Me

We’ve all heard stories of SaaS founders whose day-to-day business almost killed them.

They get over-invested and their health suffers, their relationships suffer, their family suffers.

But that’s NOT the story I want to share with you.

I’m going to tell you how SELLING my company almost killed me.

Turns out it’s pretty normal.

I’ll tell you WHY in today’s video. Check it out.

For most of us, our SaaS becomes part of us. It’s our identity.

Almost part of our DNA. The core of who you are.

So when you sell and it’s no longer part of your day-to-day, it’s psychologically HARD.

It certainly was for me. After pouring everything, every ounce of myself, into my SaaS, it’s hard to say goodbye.

You work 80-hour weeks or 100-hour weeks so that you can reach your goal…

And it’s awesome when you hit that target. But it can also leave a HUGE void.

A hole that needs filling that can’t always be put into words. So friends don’t understand and your spouse can’t understand because you can’t begin to describe it.

There’s no other way to describe it. It’s just HARD.

Not everyone’s doctor prescribes to go buy a boat. Thankfully, mine did.

Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur, an investor in 40+ startups like Intercom, Udemy, and Unbounce and the creator of SaaS Academy, helping over 800 B2B SaaS founders scale faster. He’s founded five SaaS companies and successfully exited three of them. If you want to scale faster without hitting the usual roadblocks, make sure to follow him on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter.

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Originally published at https://www.danmartell.com on October 3rd, 2022.



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Dan Martell

I coach ambitious software founders | Award-winning angel investor / 5x founder with 3x exits | Speaker | Proud Father.