Yesterday, I thought I might have a breakdown (or at least a meltdown). Instead of a breakdown… there was a glorious breakthrough! After getting ripped apart by investment judges for days, pitch after pitch, Momni was voted the #2 most likely to get funded company in the cohort.
This week has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. It’s a true test of grit and mental fortitude! This experience of launching a scalable startup is a massive mind game. I’ve had some lows and some amazing highs this week. I’ve received some nasty insults, critique, rude criticism, constructive advice and amazing praise and powerful introductions. The experience has led to 3 appointments with investors, 2 angel groups and 1 VC with many more introductions promised, so that is very promising. I found this quote that seems like a good fit for my week…
“Sometimes we have to soak ourselves in the tears and fears of the past to water our future gardens.”
― Suzy Kassem,
(I would have to add to her quote the past AND the present!)
Stay strong mamas with whatever challenge you are passing through this week and look to your future gardens that you may be watering. This week, my only focus for mindset was my “WHY.” That is SO solid that it sustains me. If you are teetering on breakdown and hoping for a breakthrough instead… pray over your “WHY” and remind yourself of the bigger picture of things that you are fighting for. When focusing on your mindset, kindly set your WHY before you and then get back to work to make it happen in the most beautiful way possible.
After all of the pitching, training and networking, our host took part of our cohort out to Cheesecake Factory for some R&R. That was a welcome break and lots of nice conversation. The restaurant was on University Avenue in Palo Alto, which seemed to be described as the Hollywood Boulevard of Silicon Valley. I didn’t have any tech celebrity sightings, though.