Doubling Down On Passion
Joining Rare Birds and the Australian Graduate School of Management.
I heard someone once say that there are two important days in your life, the day you were born and the day you realise why. Notwithstanding the rollercoaster, I can say unequivocally that being an entrepreneur is what I was made for and I love it. I spent a lot of time trying to discover my tribe after I left the Army. And for too long I ignored a built-in instinct which in retrospect has continuously revealed different ways to understand and act on opportunity. In addition to continuing to build and grow AirShr I couldn’t be happier to be doubling down on my passion for entrepreneurship in two ways.
This month I join Dr Jeffrey Tobias at my alma mater, the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales, as Guest Faculty to help teach entrepreneurship in the MBA program.
Today I also join Jo Burston who founded Rare Birds as a Global Ambassador and Mentor to support women entrepreneurs. Girls and women are exceptional leaders and some wish to transform an idea into an enduring vision. I’m immensely excited to share entrepreneurial experiences that will help them get there faster. And I have a vested interest, our incredible daughters may very well want to put a dent in the universe and it’s important to us that they have the environment to achieve just that.
In joining the very capable founders who teach and promote entrepreneurship, I do so not to diminish how hard it is to be an entrepreneur but to remind aspiring founders that it’s not a solo journey. Help and lessons are available. Use them. And then build great companies that confound the critics!