Jack of all trades, master of none. I used to think being one was one of my drawbacks. My wife pointed out that the actual quote is “Jack of all trades, master of none, though ofttimes better than master of one.” which led me to realize that it is actually an asset of mine.
My journey has led me through some interesting paths and I have learned something new every step of the way.
As an entrepreneur, I learned how to:
– Pitch ideas
– Build powerful presentations to convince people
– Run a startup on lean principles
– Build an A-team.
Working in a large enterprise I learned that:
– Personal relationships are very important for your idea to succeed
– Small quick wins are the best way to start a huge undertaking.
As an EMT I learned how to:
– Handle chaos
– Lead from the front
– Stay cognizant of the big picture.
As a globe trotter, I learned how to:
– Be humble
– Communicate with people even if you don’t speak their language.
I believe that all these experiences shaped me into a good leader who knows what it takes to get the job done. A leader who has a deep understanding of the customer, business and technology.