Sitting at the table and dreaming big
First off, this is not going to be one of those sweet, sappy, “You can do anything you set your mind to” posts. Sorry. I don’t do sappy. But, when VoiceBunny CEO, Alexander Torrenegra, opened up about his heartbreaking rejection last week from the Endeavor Global panel, he said that he felt the real reason for the rejection was not dreaming big enough. All the paperwork was there, all the basic requirements met, and the ideas were good, but something was missing. Mr. Torrenegra believes in his vision 100 million percent, but basically said that he feels he did not properly communicate his awesomeness (those are my words, BTW). It made me think about how I communicate. Sure, I share those motivational pics and videos on my Facebook wall and repin inspirational quotes on Pinterest, but clicking “Like” or “Repin” is not the same as believing or doing it. I feel women especially have a problem with bragging about themselves and dreaming big. How many young girls say they want to be a CEO when they grow up? Being humble is admirable, but you have to know when it is time to step up and say “I’m here!”. It reminded me of the TED talk from Sheryl Sandburg about why we have too few women leaders. It’s because women don’t “sit at the table”.
Seize every opportunity to “sit at the table” today and tell everyone who will listen how damn awesome you are!