What initially started as fear, quickly transformed into positive energy. Instead of being afraid of everyone poking holes in the idea - I decided to recognize the opportunity that existed with all of the talent and insights among the delegates. I essentially used my conversations and the conference itself as a testing ground for the idea of SoJo and I gathered amazing intelligence. While leading a session on the challenges facing young social entrepreneurs I [strategically] posed questions to the group that would help SoJo answer some of its difficult questions. The chemistry in the group discussion was great and I took a away a list of notes that will undoubtedly make SoJo better.
Forces exist all around us. It is our ability to recognize these forces and not be afraid to reach out and gravitate towards them that determines what can be achieved. Although putting yourself out there may make you more vulnerable, with that risk comes the potential to spark some truly amazing conversations that can lead to outcomes beyond your wildest dreams... we just need to be brave enough to put ourselves out there.