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How Chris Dixon helped me handle Fear

Thanks dude!

Thanks Chris!

Oh shit.

That’s all I could blurt out. I was at the ATM staring at my Chase business checking account balance and the number staring back at me was $500.

Oh shit.

An $8,000 bill that my business owed was scheduled to post tomorrow. Earlier in the day, I hounded a client about a slightly late payment they owed for a big marketing campaign. The VP I spoke to curtly assured me that the payment would arrive the next day.

Oh shit.

Running through the logistics in my head, the mailman arrived at my office every day around 3:00 PM. That gave me about two hours to collect the client check (assuming that it indeed would arrive) and deposit it in the bank. If the $8,000 bill posted at the end of the day, I’d be okay. If it posted earlier, then I’d now have to deal with a bounced check, which was sure to create headaches for the line of credit I had applied for at Chase…

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