Have you ever noticed how musicians who have a breakout album almost always follow up with a shitty second album?
Founders are the same way. Typically our first startup success, which took our entire lives to evolve, is quickly followed up by a terrible second startup idea. It's not because we're "less of a Founder" than we were the first time, any more than that band knows less about music than they did on our first album. It's because rushing a creative process is the fastest way to ensure the outcome totally sucks.
Retiring Early is a Broken Concept Is the idea of retiring early practical for Founders? What should my goals be, if not an early retirement?