How did you hear about 48Days.NET, and what do you hope to get out of being a part of this community?
I heard about the community through Dan's podcast. I am hoping to learn from like minded entrepreneurs and provide value to the community.
What is your current work situation? Employee, self-employed, generating any income on your own?
Currently, I am Vice President of Community Partner Ventures with TechColumbus working alongside entrepreneurs who are building start-up companies.
I am passionate about mentoring and supporting entrepreneurs, helping them to determine how best to accomplish their goals. I have assisted entrepreneurs with nearly 1,000 pitches, helping entrepreneurs to hone their message and delivery to attract partners, employees and investors. Many of these entrepreneurs have raised funds from TechColumbus, angels and angel groups.
And then...what is your goal/dream for your work life?
My emerging mission is to help leaders leverage their existing skills and passions, focus on intentional personal growth, and develop a passion for impacting the world around them.
My goal is to move back to being an entrepreneur, within the next two years. To that end I am finishing an ebook on pitching and writing a book on what to do before, during and after pitching your business to maximize your opportunities. I have begun to accept more speaking engagements as well. In addition, I am attending relevant conferences to learn with and from like minded entrepreneurs.
How about your personal life? Any specific goals or achievements or dreams you are pursuing (or want to pursue)?
We have one son in college, one in high school and a daughter in 4th grade, so we are all about kids right now.
We begun traveling more with the kids and our third European trip is coming up in June & July, to France and Ireland. Greek islands cruise is tentatively planned for summer 2015.
I want to guide my kids into self sufficient lifestyles where they can pursue their own passions as entrepreneurs. Living that lifestyle as an example is a high priority.
What would you say are your strongest talents? How are you 'wired' and what can you offer to the world (it's OK if you don't know yet, but knowing is key to pursuing your dreams!)?
I am good at coaching my clients as they grow their businesses, and definitely want to enhance my skills and incorporate coaching and masterminds as parts of my revenue streams.
If you have a product or service to promote (now or in the near future) this is your shot to state it! Say all you'd like:
I am writing a book on what to do before, during and after pitching your business to maximize your opportunities. It is tentativley titled "Nail Your Pitch!" I expect to self publish in August/September and am currently in the second drft stage with colleagues reviewing the draft and offering suggestions for improvement.
Feel free to share your Twitter name, Facebook page, and any other social media way to connect with you!
WELCOME to 48Days.Net. I am sure you will enjoy your experience on this site and find this to be a great place to be. I'd like to encourage you to check out the GROUPS section where you can find just about any thing that interests you. I am sure you will find the 48Days.Net community a valuable and inspiring resource, just as I have. Lastly, if you have an interest in Personal and Leadership Development, Coaching, Inner Healing, or just becoming all you were created to be, I invite you to check out our website at BrianHolmes.com. If there is anything I can do to serve you, please don't hesitate to let me know.
I try to take time each week to welcome new members to 48Days.Net. So, let me say "welcome" to you! I know you will find this to be a great site filled with people who are experiencing true success in both life and work.
I'd like to point out that one of the best places to connect with other liked-minded people here is in the GROUPS section. There are groups for just about every interest you can think of, and if you can't find a group that interests you, you can start one. Groups are my favorite part of 48Days.Net!
Finally, it sounds like you are interested in writing. If so, consider joining the Write It Forward. There are some great discussions going on that will likely be very profitable for you.
Plus, you might want to check out Speak It Forward as well. It's another group I'm involved with that has a lot of activity taking place.
Again, enjoy 48Days.Net. It's a great place to be!