We exchanged some tidbits about his business. And I gave him some advise about not worrying too much about burning out his servers from too much traffic and not having capital to scale with it. That problem takes care of itself-- as an investor I wish all the startups I invested in and see everyday had that problem!
The entrepreneur then told me a story about two lumberjack brothers.
So they got to chopping. After 5 minutes, the second brother took a brief break, and stepped away from chopping and went into a woodshed. The first brother continued chopping. Then second brother came back and began chopping again. Then another 5 minutes later the second brother did it again.
The first brother was about half way through his tree when the second brother felled his tree.
The first brother was amazed. He asked the second brother how he did it. The second brother responded: "When I took those breaks, I was sharpening my ax as well as getting some rest to hit the tree harder."