The DNA of a company’s founders tends to become the company culture. So be mindful about what you and your early hires are projecting!
The way you behave has a funny tendency of getting adopted by the entire organization. That’s a lot of pressure!
Be the best version of yourself. Be very intentional to project the values you wish to be adopted at your startup company. The values you exhibit to your employees have a funny way of compounding themselves, in either a positive or negative way.
So be intentionally positive! You have no better choice.