Something I'm learning the hard way in this world is that being a substantive thinker and value creator is a downside in a world that runs on nepotism, incompetence, and personal relationships. This has been one of the hardest lessons to learn as an operator turned investor.
As an immigrant and daughter of a scientist, I was taught to show "proof points" of my worth, show people work in advance, instead of selling them on the dream. What I had to learn is the power of reality creation and selling people on you --betting on you, not your work.
I'm still wrapping my head around this as I dive deeper into the venture world, wanting to prove myself to founders and LPs. I guess you could say this evidence-based thinking is a symptom of the "Model Minority" myth. I need to do less proving & more selling on the Bo Ren DREAM.
Everyone who bets on me early gets preferred shares of the BO$EFINA stock. 🤑

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