I launched my first start-up and after years of insanely hard work and it failed. I then launched my second start-up right after. I have nothing left in me though, I am severely exhausted, burnt out, which has led me to be extremely depressed, miserable and very unhappy. I literally have no energy left. I have to force myself to get out of bed in the morning, I have to force myself to eat, and unless I have to for business, I want to be left alone and not talk to anybody. I’m normally a very outgoing person. I want to be done with my startup. I’m scared and know deep down that I’m working myself to death.
Problem is the second startup is new and met with great fanfare and the same important people I need to network for a really solid job if this doesn’t work out, are the people that have sung my praises and are watching what I do with this one. If I quit so soon, even though they admire me for the first startup which was a while ago, they might deem me a quitter and not want to help me network for a job which I’ll need. Also, what will I say to justify me being done? I can’t go out there and say truthfully it is due to severe exhaustion and depression?
Lastly, if I do want to give it one more shot, how do I do this when I have literally no energy left in me?
Please advise, thank you.