They say a little bit of knowledge goes a long way, and a bit more makes you dangerous. Sometimes being ignorant or not knowing what you are doing makes you a dead cert for success. With knowledge sometimes comes complacency or at least in certain scenarios you start to pre judge situations. Having done the start up thing myself more than once I know sometimes you just have to get on with it and not think too hard about what you actually need to make it work. For me male or female is regardless, this is about wanting to do something badly enough and never giving up. If you use what you learn each time it doesn't work then you are on the right path.