- Adrian Granzella Larssen is a content strategist, editorial director, and founder of Sweet Spot Content.
- Nine years ago, she was the first employee at The Muse, a content-first career website founded by Kathryn Minshew and Alexandra Cavoulacos that now reaches millions of people.
- “You’re always in a rush, you’re broke, you’re exhausted,” she writes of her first days at the company.
- What follows is her candid advice to anyone thinking about joining an early-stage startup, like asking yourself what you hope to get out of the experience and being honest about your tolerance for change.
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It was an uncharacteristically sunny day in San Francisco, which I only remember because I was wearing flip-flops.
I was late to meeting my team at our co-working space, and as I saw the bus approaching, I sprinted to catch