…he attention, the anticipation of your needs (and, of course, the food itself); nothing can be off. There is a great nobility in being of service to others, and well-run restaurants (or hotels, or software companies) serve with a quality that is measured by its attention to detail. This is a perfect model for us to emulate.
Once you cross the threshold of profitability, however low, your runway becomes infinite. It’s a qualitative change, like the stars turning into lines and disappearing when the Enterprise accelerates to warp speed. Once you’re profitable you don’t need investors’ money.
Remember, “no” is just someone’s opinion, nothing more. You’ll face plenty of rejections — writing or otherwise — but they’re just one person’s (often flawed) viewpoint. By staying resilient, you’ll learn to tune out the negative noise and bounce back from setbacks stronger than ever.