“The feeling of life is the meaning of life”
What does that even mean you may be asking.
As an investor in newly formed business, I am very aware of the power dynamic that can be assumed as there is a founder often looking up to an investor in a position of power and influence who could invest in their business.
I consciously make an effort to level the playing field and share open, honestly and transparently my unshiny story.
- Where I grew up
- Challenges I overcame that changed my mindset and worldview
- Struggling at times as a father
- Confused sometimes with decisions around my own business
- My ever evolving identity
Although it requires me to be vulnerable, it creates a safe space for the founder to share their unshiny story which often evidences WHY they are deciding to go on this crazy journey of starting a business with an ambition to change the world.
Last week I received feedback from a founder who pitched to me and said, “In the 200+ meetings I’ve had with investors, no one has ever cared enough to ask about my upbringing and transformation journey. Thank you.”
That feeling in that moment, is why I love what I do. The feeling of life 💐
Have a productive week!