Twenty six months ago, I sold my software business.
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.