I need to quote to you from Felix Dennis's book 'How To Get Rich'. (I'll send this to my wife!)
"Whatever qualities the rich may have, they can be acquired by anyone with the tenacity to become rich. The key, I think, is... confidence and an unshakable belief it can be done and that you are the one to do it.
"Tunnel vision helps. Being a bit of a shit helps. A thick skin helps, as is a capacity to work so hard that your best friends mock you, your lovers despair and the rest of your acquaintances watch furtively from the sidelines, half in awe and half in contempt."
Felix's words are sobering for those of us who have experienced (or are about to experience) the Valley Of Death...
RELEVANT LINKS & BLOGS
Valley Of Death Article in Growing Business Magazine (Nov 07)
The Valley Of Death - How Many Employees Should You Have? - Will Critchlow, June 07
My Valley Of Death blog article - Robert Craven, July 07
Time - The Silent Killer of Businesses - Fred Edwards blog, August 07
'How To Get Rich' - at Amazon
Felix Dennis's website