The world is a tricky place, and most of the people will fail at beginning a profitable enterprise. Nevertheless, don’t let that cease you from being an optimist. Generally in essential gross sales or pitch conferences, even after I really feel anxious or pessimistic, I’ll have an “out of physique” expertise and I can see myself talking passionately and positively, and I feel “I can not imagine this man (me) is saying all this loopy optimistic stuff!”
But individuals appear to pay attention, as a result of optimism is gasoline for management — with out it, you’re going completely nowhere. Don’t be afraid to imagine that issues will work out, as a result of in the event you work your tail off your probabilities of success skyrocket.
—By Ravin Gandhi, founder and CEO of GMM Nonstick Coatings, one of many largest suppliers of nonstick coatings to the $9 billion housewares trade. As a VC investor, Gandhi has stakes in KeyMe, Hester Biosciences, Ka-Pop Snacks, SenSanna, Apptronik, Amber Agriculture, Ampsy, Tred, and Lettrs.