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My childhood dream came true today, I am finally a “Rockstar”

Yup. Official. This morning I was the guest speaker at the TAG Entrepreneur’s Society Rockstar Series. They had a great turnout (especially for July). Always surprised to see a lot of suits and jackets at an entrepreneurial event… but, I guess people dress up for TAG (and TiE).

I had fun. Prepping for an event gave me an opportunity to take a drive down memory lane. I’ve lived in a lot of interesting places, worked on a number of challenging opportunities and had the opportunity to work with some REAL rockstars.

I focused a lot on my days at my first startup, eTour. I did so, because….

  • it was interesting
  • it was fun
  • it was big

But, even more than that… it was a GREAT learning experience.

If you missed my presentation today, sorry. Not sure, if/when I will ever be given to talk about my background for an hour ever again. 😉

But, here are some of my lessons learned:

  1. If you are doing something you love, the concept of time disappears.
  2. Do things differently.  It may get you in trouble some of the time, but, it will ALWAYS get you noticed.
  3. Fake it till you make it.
  4. If you want something ASK for it. But, realize you may need to walk away to receive it.
  5. It takes a team & communicate, communicate, communicate.  There is NO such thing as overcommunication.
  6. The rise is a marathon, the fall is a sprint.
  7. Make fast decisions and act on them quickly.
  8. If you make a bad hire, admit it and correct it quickly.
  9. It’s all about connections.

Each of these deserves a blog post… I’m sure I’ll get around to it one of these days.  🙂

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