Flying high today…

September 13, 2011Post by Laura Humphreys

Don’t  you love it when you love what you do?   I’m on day 5 of a coffee detox so I had to get my high today from other sources today.  It came in the form of a 4 hour business mentoring session with a group of people with a brilliant start up idea.  Five individuals are involved and they bought me in for a single meeting to help them clarify the vision, end goals and exit strategy.  Prior to the session I got them all to view two of the online seminars in my programme and to define their own personal view of the business and what it would do for them in terms of financial reward and exit.  Then today each person presented to the group.  The presentations and the discussion that followed was enlightening for all.  Each had a slightly different take on the idea itself and each had reasons for being involved that they hadn’t articulated before.  The great news was that all views were aligned and a picture of this business and its potential sale points emerged.

We then went on to do some financial modelling… looking at pricing and market opportunities and potential revenue streams.  Things got very exciting.  One of the party had been having doubts about his involvement because he couldn’t see where it was going.  He became totally engaged and highly animated as the potential became clearer.

My philosophy on business remains the same as my take on life generally… when you know where you are going, you have a much better chance of getting there.   I left a group of excited, motivated people today.   Their high is my high.  I love my work!