Last week I gave a presentation in the boardroom at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center. This facility is one of the most vibrant as well as the largest of its kind in the country. At the event I wanted to push a few points that I’m defining in my upcoming book.
When you’re trying to convince or put forth ideas you never know what or if
your message is getting through. Entrepreneurs are in my humble opinion the “Special Forces” of the business world. They are the elite of business and they should be proud that they are. I also made the statement: “There is nothing wrong with the economy. The only thing wrong is your relationship too it. The economy is, what ever it is, at any point in time. How you work in relationship too it – is all that matters. You have to be fearless in defining and stating your value proposition to people or businesses you can help with fearless abandonment!” After that statement you could hear a pin drop. Right there I was a little concerned that maybe I pushed too hard, but then again, these are entrepreneurs. That alone proves on its own merit they don’t need to be coddled. They’re looking for solid information they can use. If it didn’t resonate – that’s up to them to decide, they’re far from needing hands held.
Then later when I returned home I received the following message from an attendee:
“Although I congratulated you after you spoke yesterday at the Dublin Entrepreneurial Center, I wanted to let you know again how much your message was appreciated! You were terrific!
Your consistent point about the importance of being fearless was precisely what I needed to hear as I move forward in my business!
Please let me know when you are speaking again in Dublin.
Many, many thanks for your inspiring words!” – A.R.
Entrepreneurs facing the challenges in today’s business climate are more than eager and are ready, willing, and able to move more now than ever before. For it’s in the worst, most struggling of times entrepreneurs are at their best. Because if everything was smooth sailing with rubber stamped meetings and projections – the bureaucracy of management for managements sake would forever rein supreme.
Meeting with all these entrepreneurs makes everything I’m involved in worth while.
© 2014 Mark St.Cyr