…red Astaire. He came to Hollywood for a screen test in 1933, and the tester wrote a memo that said: “Fred Astaire. Can’t act. Slightly bald. Can dance a little.” In later years Fred acquired that memo and framed it over his fireplace. Not only did Fred display resilience, he celebrated it.
The best advice for both investors and founders is learn from others who have been through the same situation (Rhea Drysdale) and be honest about plans and backup plans, addressing it as any other major life situation that could happen to a founder.