Beneath the celebratory headlines of successful business exits lies a less-explored narrative – the silent struggles faced by founders as they bid farewell to their brainchild. While headlines scream triumphant success, often veiled beneath them lies a hidden story – the emotional tug-of-war and mental hurdles founders face. Exiting your business, your brainchild, can feel akin to severing a limb. Years of dedication, late nights, and emotional investment have woven your identity into the very fabric of the company. Now, that familiar anchor is gone, leaving behind a void echoing with questions. 'Who am I without this business?' 'What's my purpose now?' These anxieties are normal, even vital, part of the process.