The bootstrapper creates value
Seth Godin‘s timing for this message is SPOT ON!
“One of the most powerful things you can do is build a useful business. An enterprise of value, doing work of substance, filling a need and finding independence.”
And to do it without raising money from a bank or waiting in line for a venture capitalist to smile at you is where freedom can be found.“
When the Federal Government started giving free money, I noticed many of my fellow entrepreneurs, Independent Contractors, and Small Business Owners suddenly develop amnesia regarding how they built their businesses from scratch for all these years.
Blood – Sweat – Tears – Sleepless Nights – Making high stakes decisions with grit and determination – Like a mouse in a maze in search of that CHEESE. No obstacle was insurmountable . . . We always found a way to survive and even THRIVE!
The whole world flips upside down, and we suddenly DEMAND to be enabled . . . Stimulus money will never come soon enough, and when it does arrive, it won’t be enough and the attached strings will create complications that result in more drama later.
Where did that agility, that resilience, that fighting Spirit go?
In the past, Fire, Floods and Tornadoes have ravaged Nashville, and we have proudly risen to the challenge of being “there” for our friends and neighbors . . . Time and again, We’ve essentially rescued ourselves and each other before most of the “First Responders” departed their garages.
We took pride in our “bootstrapper” esprit de corps!
We are #NashvilleStrong
“This (covid19) storm ain’t nothin’ but a thang, and we don’t need no handouts”
Lead – Follow – or get out of the way!
We have our own answers/solutions right here within our own population.
Let’s tap into our richest mine of knowledge . . . our own citizens.
How can we do this in this theater of imposed isolation?
We gather together virtually and imagine possibilities . . . and we take responsibility just as we have in so many crises of the past.
This begins with useful dialog, and I am Opening space for this every Monday @ 11 AM (CDT)
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Apr 27 & Every Monday until it’s over, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)
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