In This Episode
I’ve been taking a personal branding course recently with a podcaster I’ve been listening to for a while named Jason Stapleton. One of the exercises we were asked to complete was our “origin story”. It covers things going back to your parents and their upbringing and how many siblings they had and where they grew up and eventually getting into where I grew up and how I got to this point in my life. One of the things that jumped out was my work history. And it got me to thinking, can you spot a budding entrepreneur based on what they do early in their life and career?
So I started laying out some of the highlights of my path. And as often happens, a pattern started to emerge. I could see how my choices were influenced by my entrepreneurial bent. I have no idea if entrepreneurs are born or made. I was blessed to grow up in a family where my parents started and ran their own business for 40 years. So doing your own thing has always been part of the life I’ve known.
As Jack and I started to discuss this he also started looking at his path as well as many of our clients. So we thought it would be good to share some of those stories with you. Too many people think an entrepreneur has to be someone like a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates who were inventing things at a young age. And while there are many folks like that, there are many more who take a more circuitous route to entrepreneurship.
People, Companies and Resources We Mentioned in the Show
- Jason Stapleton (https://jasonstapleton.com)
- Steve Jobs (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Jobs)
- Jeff Bezos (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Bezos)
- Bill Gates (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates)
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Join us next week when we will chat about COVID-19 and some of the positive impacts this pandemic has had for your business. We know there have been a lot of struggles during COVID, but there are a lot of positive things that aren’t getting enough attention.