I am an Entrepreneur. I am Type A and I don’t like being told what to do ?. I will do what I want and I will do what it takes to succeed. I am a risk taker. I am always right so don’t tell me what to do, because you are not the boss of me!
Many of you know that I am a member of the Entrepreneurs Organization. One of the benefits of being an EO member is that you are placed in a Forum or Mastermind group, but before that happens, members are trained on how to conduct themselves within the group. A key part of that training is learning how to communicate with one another. If you think that sounds crazy, reread the first paragraph! While I may be (only slightly) exaggerating the characteristics of an Entrepreneur, I do believe it is human nature to not want to be told what to do or how to do it, especially for us Type A folks.
The way we communicate in the Forum is though our experiences. We are more apt to pay attention when we relate to a situation one of our peers has been through or may currently be going through. We hear what went wrong, find out what went right and figure out how all that can be applied to our own situation.
Experience is a great teacher. For many of us, it’s difficult to sit down and learn through reading a guide and for most entrepreneurs the guide has not yet been written. Part of being the risk taker that I am is that I like to figure things out for myself. Sometimes the outcome is in my favor and sometimes it’s not, but I learn from my mistakes and keep moving forward.
Don’t tell me what to do, but do share your stories and experiences with me. Show me how your conquered your plight, and let me figure out how to apply that experience to my situation. We all relate to stories and how we apply them to ourselves is how we create our own stories to share.
“If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.” – Confucius
What experience will you learn from this weekend?