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It Won’t Be A Straight Line

Garrett Dimon

Some days are going to suck. Really bad. In some cases, weeks, months, or even years can be incredibly rough. Other times will be great. Business, like life, will have its ups and downs. The key isn’t to chase the ups and dodge the downs. It’s to embrace the journey knowing that it will never be a straight line. After several years dealing with medical issues that ultimately led to an elective below-knee amputation, Garrett is bouncing back.

While the experience ultimately led him to sell his small SaaS business and slow down to embrace the new trajectory life had handed him, he’s gained some fresh perspective to share about making the the most of the chaos at the intersection of living life and building a business. 

About Garrett Dimon

Garrett’s been working on the web in some form or fashion since 1998. He’s spent almost a decade bootstrapping Sifter, a hosted bug and issue tracking application, but ultimately decide to sell it after a prolonged battle to save his foot after recovery from a minor surgery went bad. He ultimately amputated his left leg below the knee, but he learned an incredibly amount through the journey of building and running Sifter through good times and bad. Today, he works for Wildbit, makers of Postmark, Beanstalk, and DeployBot, and he’s packaging up all of his lessons learned into a book to help others make the same journey with less pain—both literally and figuratively.


This Meeting Happened in the Past

It was held on to at Improving. This meeting was graciously sponsored by Improving.