Baby is the New Grown-up

I was talking with a friend the other day and he was really worried about making a funding pitch for his company. He didn’t feel ready. He had an opportunity to present to a fund in healthcare (his space), but he deliberately didn’t make the connection.

He had great reasons for pushing the presentation off into the future –  from that the healthcare space is changing minute by minute to how if he only had a little more data his message would super solid.

That all said, my friend’s reasons were delay tactics so he wouldn’t embarrass himself.

My suggestion was that he act more like a baby and less like a grown-up. He looked appalled (as you might be right now). What I meant is for him to take action knowing that it won’t be perfect. He will learn something in the process and refine his approach for the next time.

A lesson for all of us. In fact, if we didn’t do that, starting as newborns, we would all be lying in giant cribs.

Have a great day,
Anita

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2 Replies to “Baby is the New Grown-up”

  1. great stuff …once again!

    >________________________________ > From: Encouragizers ™ >To: tony.knepper@sbcglobal.net >Sent: Monday, October 28, 2013 1:50 PM >Subject: [New post] Baby is the New Grown-up > > > > WordPress.com >Anita posted: “I was talking with a friend the other day and he was really worried about making a funding pitch for his company. He didn’t feel ready. He had an opportunity to present to a fund in healthcare (his space), but he deliberately didn’t make the connection. ” >

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