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Your Destiny

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The only person you are destined to become

is the person you decide to be.

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s the great debate – nature or nurture.  Which is more important, more influential, to who you are today?


The drive needed for entrepreneurship is tied strongly to nurture – the circumstances and experiences along your life.


The major indicator of success is found in what you decide to do about the situation you find yourself in – your underlying nature.


Do you see a problem as an opportunity – something to overcome, a hill to take?


Or is a problem insurmountable in your mind – a task that requires the strength and intellect of another better equipped?


It’s only with a herculean mindset – an unreasonable belief in your ability – that breakout success can be achieved.


Common advice is to be “passionate about your business” – I say you must be “passionate about your problem”.


What problem do you feel is yours to solve?


I have the honor of interviewing individuals every day that have decided who they want to be. For example:

  • Darrah Brustein saw a need for a better way to network, so she created Network Under 40
  • Autumn Manning developed YouEarnedIt to address the often broken process of employee recognition
  • Craig Rabin harnessed 3D printing and a set of airline seats to develop Airhook, and
  • Jon Sumroy invented Mifold so every child would want and use their booster seat, no excuses.

Kelly Burton built Bodyology to address a problem.

She shared some of the wisdom
 she has learned in

her keynote at the April Growth Hacking Conference.


Who are you destined to become? Only you can decide.

Best Regards,



P.S. The next Growth Hacking Conference is September 9th.  Early bird tickets are on sale now and we have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. Can’t wait to see you there!