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As an investor, whether an active VC or an angel investor, it’s important to stay up to date on what’s going on in tech. But sometimes it can get out of hand.

At the start of the year, I decided to dial back my involvement and consumption of tech and startups. I unsubscribed from podcasts (like This Week in Startups and The All in Pod), limited my availability to mentor founders, stopped going to startup events, and stopped logging into my Feedly account to read the latest tech articles from sites like TechCrunch. I figured it would be good to take a step back. Consuming too much of anything can be bad, but that doesn’t mean you should stop altogether as I did.

Last week, I had one of my first founder mentor sessions this year. The energy that I got from that session was a level of energy that I haven't felt in a while. In 30 minutes, we were able to run through his entire business, and come up with new acquisition plans and he added another believer to his list of supporters.

So I’m resubscribing.

Opening back up my Feedly to 1000s of articles 😅, catching up on the All in Pod and other podcasts I missed, and opening back up my availability to mentor founders.

I’ll still do less than in prior years, but it’s good to be back.