I Think I Can – I Think I Can!

I Think I Can – I Think I Can!

I did a hard thing this week and I walked away with an equity offer and several offers for private introductions, including a personal intro to a billionaire investor. I’m still at the base of Mount Everest… but I think I can do this! To say that Momni was well received at the BootUP accelerator would be an understatement. I’ll be heading back to Silicon Valley again very soon. Momni has some new admirers, I have some new confidence and LOTS of new hard assignments. I’m an official BootUP alumni and I have the swag to prove it!

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford

I’m missing my favorite tiny people and wish I was home to read this to them…

In a certain railroad yard there stood an extremely heavy train that had to be drawn up an 
unusually heavy grade before it could reach its
 destination. The superintendent of the yard was 
not sure what it was best for him to do, so he
 went up to a large, strong engine and asked:
 “Can you pull that train over the hill?”

“It is a very heavy train,” responded the engine.

He then went to another great engine and 
asked:
 “Can you pull that train over the hill?”

“It is a very heavy grade,” it replied.

The superintendent was much puzzled, but he 
turned to still another engine that was spick
 and span new, and he asked it:
 “Can you pull that train over the hill?”

“I think I can,” responded the engine.

So the order was circulated, and the engine
 was started back so that it might be coupled
 with the train, and as it went along the rails it
 kept repeating to itself: “I think I can. I think
 I can. I think I can.”

The coupling was made and the engine began
 its journey, and all along the level, as it rolled 
toward the ascent, it kept repeating to itself:
 “I —think —I can. I —think —I— can. I —think— I —can.”

Then it reached the grade, but its voice could still be heard: “I think I can. I—– think—–I—–can. 
I —–think—– I—– can.” 
Higher and higher it climbed, and its voice 
grew fainter and its words came slower: 
”I ——-think ——–I——-can.”

It was almost to the top.

“I ———think”

It was at the top.

”I ———can.”

It passed over the top of the hill and began 
crawling down the opposite slope.

’I ——think——- I—— can——I—– thought——I——-could I—– thought—– I—– could. I thought I could. I thought I could.
 I thought I could.”

And singing its triumph, it rushed on down 
toward the valley. –Wikipedia

Here are some highlights from my great week at BootUP!



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