Last night in Durham the topic was “Guerrilla Marketing” with an all-star small business class.
The group included a belly dancer, two artists, a pet-sitter, a nurse who specializes in female incontinence, an ophthalmologist, a professional photographer, a woman who will run errands for you, another who carries senior citizens to various events, a guy who produces books one at a time, a chocolate junky who is writing a cookbook, a coffee house entrepreneur, a guy who spent the class laughing and texting, a woman with an online radio show and two people who I don’t have a CLUE what they do.
The ages ranged from mid-20s to early 60s; both sexes; broad range of ethnicity; and I’d guess educational levels ranged from high school to (obviously with the ophthalmologist) post graduate degrees.
Quite a few are on second or third careers.
The thing I really like about a class like this is that it shows the resilience of the human spirit. These folks are not giving up; they are making an active effort to live their dream.
One of my favorite quotes of all time is by George Eliot, “It is never too late to be the you you might have been.”
If you knew for a fact that you could not fail…what would you do?