12/27/2012
Category: Why you should keep going?

Photo by Sara-Ji

I wish I could claim that I said it first.

I can’t.

But as soon as I heard it, I knew I’d lived it.

Mario Schulzke Founder of IdeaMensch said it first.  I met Mario at the Boulder IdeaMensch.

Mario set out to travel to the lower 48 States and hear and help spread our ideas.  His passion was to help you bring your ideas to life.

Guess what he found?

Read what he wrote this fall

Nobody cares as much about your idea as you do

I spent 10 years in corporate America. There you cared about your job, your income, your co-workers and then maybe a little bit about the company or idea you’re clocking in for every day. But when push comes to shove, there are always things more important than the company, the idea or the product.

When you’re an entrepreneur, you’re the holder of the idea. It’s your company, your product, your baby – your game to win or lose.

Being a first time entrepreneur, this is a completely new experience for me. If I have a bad day, we’ll have a bad day. If I give up, we stop.

Mario banging away at the keys from the road

Be ready to carry the vision by yourself

Thus the lesson, we had better be ready to carry the vision without the prerequisite that other people are:

  • As passionate
  • As unrelenting
  • As visionary
  • As excited
  • As optimistic
  • As supportive
  • As impatient

As you and I must be in order to succeed.

You see it is:

Most people simply prefer
to be inspired by other people.

Most people don’t choose to live an inspired life.
But you are not most people.
How many people have you met who are willing to travel the 48 states by car, city-by-city hoping that people will show up at each entrepreneurial huddle?
Meet Mario Schulzke.
Can you imagine how many hotel rooms, how many couches he slept on, how many times he wondered “what the hell am I doing?”
I can.

 

He has met with over 1,200 Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, Artists, and the like

Ask Mario about his favorite interview?

mario@ideamensch.com

 

I’ll let you know when I find him and what he has to say.

  • http://www.clayproductions.com/aaron/ Aaron Johnson

    Thanks for featuring this guy. Looking forward to the interview.

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Posted on: 12 / 27 / 2012