by Kim Lavine
When things are looking down I always pick myself back up and get back in the game by going to New York.
I was going to go to New York!
That’s what I was going to do! I had waited to the eleventh hour for the cash I needed to go to the show, and it didn’t come.
I want to make it very clear right now: you obviously need money from VC and Angels or you wouldn’t be asking for it in the first place. You have to protect your leverage at all costs. I never sold my “critical demise” to Money, I always sold my “critical opportunities” to them.
After two years, I realized, I would no doubt find a way to make ends meet. I would persuasively convince a vendor to not only cancel my credit, but triple it.
I began to understand that crisis is constant. That fear and anxiety were part of the territory. I needed to learn to manage crisis and accept fear as a motivator.
Nothing got me out of bed in the morning like fear.
I started to see that there was no crisis that I couldn’t solve. Crisis was just another challenge that had to be conquered through either hard work or innovative thinking.
My Reiki Master would later put it all into perspective for me: everything beautiful, strong, and worthwhile comes out of intense work, patience, time, sometimes even painful suffering. “You only need to look at your children to see that that’s true.”
An excerpt from MOMMY MILLIONAIRE