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,