What happens when you realise your path is entrepreneurship rather than employment? Lindsay takes up the challenge and shares an account of her journey
as it unfolds…
Went to London last week
I do love going back
A packed schedule of meetings
Felt smart and on track!
Weather was good
No delays with the flight
I’ve got a plan to get partners
It’s going to turn out alright.
First over to Southbank
To a reputation consultancy
They like it, they’re interested
But only once it’s proven currency.
Then coffee with a recruiter
For cross-selling to his clients
But he kept on digressing
Was this the start of an alliance?
Across to Trafalgar
An old student friend of mine
Just started a top job there
But too early to throw me a line.
Then my partner firm cancelled
An ear infection of sorts?
I can’t do anything about it
Feeling let down of course.
Similar meetings the next day
Possibilities to explore
But nothing that’s concrete
Someone give me a break I implore!
It’s like there’s me and the market
And a big wall in between
Where is it thick, where is it thin?
Is there a way through that anyone’s seen?
I’m committed, I’m not giving up
I just need two or three folk to agree
To trial my process
Show I’m not barking up the wrong tree.
Then I met with the director of a company
Change management, that’s their thing
He asked some hard questions and liked it
Wants to take it forward with his team.
What exactly was it I was expecting?
These things, they move slow
Maybe they’ll find me my next client
Who turns out to love it, you never know.
And there was that call with large a high-tech outfit
We talked just the other week
The main guy – he really did like it
And he’s a total alignment geek.
So I’ll put away my insecure feelings
And I’ll keep on finding holes in that wall
The trick is to keep moving, keep asking
And get through, that’s what I want, that’s all.
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