Issue #35 - Confidence & Fear šŸ¦…

Publication Date
Oct 22, 2020

Welcome to TrashPandaThoughts, a newsletter written by Mr. Trash, the Founder of Trash Panda Capital.


Short issue for this week folks, as its been wicked busy! Just wanted to share a brief story with you in-regards to confidence and fear.

As many of you may know, my girlfriend and I bought a 1991 Ford F-350 Diesel Ambulance, basically sight unseen. I love Diesels (almost as much as Teslas), and this ambulance checked all the boxes for a conversion: It had a motorhome title, low miles (we think), good price, and lots of storage and room.

Quite a crazy COVID purchase šŸ¤Ŗ

While I was driving it home, it actually ended up stalling on an exit ramp, and refused to move until I threw it into first gear.

On top of that, we found out that it had major leaks in the cab, I blew a Starter Solenoid and a both batteries, and it sat for weeks. Eventually we fixed the issues, but I have been honestly fearful of driving it myself, or even riding in it.

So I haven't done anything with it. Until recently. šŸš«

After dreading going out and camping with the ambulance for quite some time, I finally was thrown in there, and down the road we went.

To my surprise, at a lower speed, it performed beautifully. Like an old Piper Cub or Cessna that is still flyable, but just needs a gentile touch.

We arrived at the campsite without any issues, and had a blast. Drive home was great too, and once we got home, I finally conquered my last fear and felt relief.

You see, lately, I've been in a fear funk to say the least. My confidence has been beaten down, to the point where I wanted to leave the career path I had out of burn out and depression.

This was before I realized that its a stupid idea to throw everything away over one or two people that have shaken my confidence.

The following Monday, I ended up nailing an interview, and delivering a awesome proposal for a contracting gig, with pricing that reflects the confidence in my skills and experience.

I'm also working on some deals and moves that I have to say are so nerve wracking, but full of major opportunity and profits if they come to fruition.

I'm still anxious about everything as I await answers about the proposals, but at the end of the day, I'm the most confident I have ever been, and the results have been amazing.

Fear is one of our strongest emotions, and sometimes you have to break free from it's grasp. āœŠ

Work at Trash Panda Capital is proceeding at a fast clip, with a few potential acquisition and scouting deals targeted for close at the end of the month. I'm so excited to share them with you.

Until next time,

Mr. Trash šŸ¦

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