I will preface this post by saying I am by no means a success story… yet. I say “yet,” because I strive to be someone who is known for getting shit done (credit to Spark Boulder). My goal is to one day be a man who has built his career on the foundation of a “give first” mentality (credit to Techstars), and who’s giving actually makes a significant difference in the lives of others.
That ambiguous goal is at the core of everything I do, and it’s led me from starting my own company a year ago to now working at the best startup accelerator in the world.
Don’t get me wrong; I believe a certain level of focus in goal setting is necessary to reaching one’s version of success. That being said I also believe that everyone should have a high-level, ambiguous goal they chip away at each and every day.
I have by no means “made it.” Far from it in fact, but in allowing my actions to be guided by my ambiguous goal of giving first and getting shit done, I hope to help others reach their success and in turn reach my own.
Working towards my high-level goal has put me in an amazing position to go after my aspirations and become what I want to be. I view Techstars as the heart of entrepreneurship in Boulder. Simply to be in Suite 202 sends endorphins coursing through my veins.
I have a golden opportunity to make something great out of my current position, and a lot of people to thank for putting me here; but at the end of the day my actions are my own, and everything I do is informed by my beautifully ambiguous goal… give first and get shit done.