Ciao mi Amici!!
I totally mean that when I call each of you generous enough to stop by and hopefully add input, criticism and commentary friends…BIG FIST BUMP!
So before I start I am going to lay down two epic Videos by two first class Entrepreneurs (one of whom I had the absolute pleasure of working with for several years).
First Is Gary Vaynerchuk #Askgaryvee , I will be absolutely honest when I state that Gary ties together and puts a bow on what makes me who I am. He is IN YOUR FACE, ENERGY, PASSIONATE and EXTREMELY GENEROUS. I love this video…
Next is my friend and Thought Leader Tom Bilyeu ( Co Founder of the Quest Nutrition brand). Tom made me honestly uncomfortable on many occasions which was my internal narrative starting to short circuit. Tom states what a Entrepreneur is in this great impromptu clip during a power outage.
Now that you have watched these I would like to list out in my opinion what are some of the Top attributes I feel the Entrepreneur “should” possess….For me..
- Self Awareness- I could Not agree more with #askgaryvee on this one. Understanding what I excel in and also what I SUCK at or simply am uninspired to do and pushing “All chips in on the Strength”. I do warn you that you should seek the uninhibited feedback from a short list of those people you most intimately know and know you without any restraint whosoever- DO NOT GO EASY ON YOURSELF BECAUSE THE WORLD SURE AS FUCK WONT GO EASY ON YOU!
- Confidence- This has to play directly off of understanding your Self- i.e. having a firm sense of Self. I KNOW I am the one in the room that will not comprise on integrity, That as Seth Godin says Its NOT about marketshare, Its about being the WORLDS BEST at whatever you seek to be the Change you wish to create.The WORLD is only a point of illustration- It could be a town, a region, or the world literally.
- Ownership- I am Fucking so tired of the shit society shoves down peoples thoughts with “oh you take it too personally” oh yeah! ? How the hell should I take it?? Know your craft, strive for #Mastery and OWN THAT SHIT! I am not saying be a martyr. I am saying be pissed when you fuck up and then backwards deconstruct that and #Learn. If you are a Boss – be a #leader not a #manager- Manager – the term SUCKS! A leader encourages honest mistakes and failures as long as everyone makes them for the good of all- WE LEARN. Managers with the CYA, CYA BULLSHIT….NOPE..BEEN THERE AND ….NOPE.
- Always ON- IF you want to be OFF at 5pm, You want weekends without a thought of work, long regular trips with no work- EARN THAT SHIT! MY WIFE ENDURES MY ASS IN THE BASEMENT STRIKING KEYS, ON CALLS, READING AND PASSING OUT IN A CHAIR, SLEEPING ON A SOFA- WHY? WELL, SHES A SUPER KOOL PARTNER BUT ALSO BECAUSE SHE KNOWS I AM NOT STOPPING – ON ON ON ON – AND WHEN I HIT SUCCESS I WILL CONTINUE…I WILL FIND TIME FOR ALL THE QUALITY MOMENTS BUT I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR GAMES, TV, ETC.
- Structure- This is the most difficult for me to be honest. It is VERY EASY to live and die by REACTION ACTION. RESPONDING. WHAT I AM DOING IS STRUCTURING MY REACTING / EMAIL/CALLS TO SET TIMES…LIMITING MEETINGS TO FIT “IS THIS NECESSARY?” AND “IS THIS DOING ANYTHING TO GET ME CLOSER TO MY GOALS?”
- Empathetic NOT PC- I love Empathy, I truly feel its the secret to respecting others, understanding that we all do not need to have our way, and that that is perfectly fine. It factors in strongly to my belief that we CREATE CHANGE AROUND AREAS CHANGE IS NEEDED, WANTED, SOUGHT AFTER…what I do not like is the way society corners individuals for having a belief or opinion. I will openly state that I am very uninspired even by “Thought leaders” who in my opinion abandon Empathy when emotionally aroused. as the Stoics stated “Practice what you Preach” that means that being Noble and empathetic has to be practiced even when its not your desired outcome. I always heard from my father “never talk politics, or religion at work” I used to stress and hide whom I am but at 45 – I do not care, Im a Catholic, and Yes I voted for Trump. Guess what, I do not Hate or harbor ill will towards anyone and IF you do not like that I would rather lay those cards first and not start anything. Polarize to people like you- YOUR TRIBE…Leaders and Entrepreneurs GET THIS!
- HOURS- Entrepreneurs GET that its ultimately about RESULTS not HOURS CLOCKED….I won’t even say another Fucking word about how much I fucking hate micro managing ANYONE. IF you get a shot with me Ill div you enough rope to Lasso the moon or hang yourself- YOU CHOOSE!
So am I a Entrepreneur? YES
But Im in development. Getting there by leveraging what equity I have much of- Sweat, Passion and the Cocky belief that Second place is the First LOSER so play to win!
I warn you that Im a leech for knowledge….I am on a QUEST…thats why I started this blog the T2 Experiment
I love my career path…I love being involved with Innovation in making people healthier, more Vital, Vibrant but I HATE BULLSHIT. I hate Manipulations.
Whats my sweet spot? Its GIVING, MATTERING, HELPING…I truly want this to evolve me to being a source of Inspiration…to help others through my openness.
Ive been in your shoes. Ive been scared, insecure BUT something in my DNA always makes me push…push to be more ….to be FREE…and to borrow from Tom Bilyeu…I want to be the guy to help others shoulder up, stand up, and look fear in the face…that matrix and pull them out…
I appreciate that my forwardness is Not for everyone, Its just me…Jumping through my skin…Life is NOT a spectator sport after all…Lets play to WIN!