Meet Charlie. He's a Cane Corso.
Charlie won't listen/respect/worship me unless he sees me as a calm pack leader. Not just some of the time, all the time.
Charlie's senses are keen, he can't be fooled. I can be on the other side of the house and Charlie's outside. If I'm upset, agitated, or in any state but calm Charlie knows it. Then he's right there, interrogating the situation. Because I'm his leader and he's there to protect. It's what Cane's do.
For me, being a good entrepreneur requires being a good pack leader. It requires the ability to stay calm in all situations. Same goes for investing.
If the people around me in my business see me as agitated, worrisome, being up and down, they won't respect me. Sooner than later I'll lose them.
But on the flip side if they see me as a calm person that handles any situation with aplomb, they'll be with me through thick and thin.
I know both to be true because I've seen it over and over in my 34 years in business.
Same goes investing. My best investments are entirely due to tuning out the noise and going with what I believe.
The best investors are calm. Wen the markets are tanking if they believe in their investments they're holding firm. Wen markets are sky rocketing they're doing the same. The best investors tune out the noise.
If I may suggest: if you're struggling in your startup or investments, ask yourself if being a good pack leader? If not, my experience has been therein lay the root of your troubles.
How do you know if you're a good pack leader? Charlie will let you know.
tty next time,