I arrived at the FREE “Launch Academy- Become and Entrepreneur training” event yesterday about 5 minutes late due to heavy traffic. Quickly I parked my car at the lot, rushed out and practically ran into the hotel where it was holding. On my way in, I met two ladies who were also late. We rushed in together.
On getting to the room, it was packed. About 300 people were in attendance. Since I came late, I had to sit at the back. A man was presenting. I thought, ooh 🙁 … I won’t be able to hear Daymond very well when he eventually presents. But then I consoled myself, I have my audio recorder, my pen and booklet so I wouldn’t miss anything. After settling down into my seat, I looked around at the calibre of individuals in attendance, I was impressed. Mature, serious-minded individuals like me who took time out from work to meet and tap into the brain of a renowned, respected business guru. So like everyone in the room, patiently I waited for the grand entrance of Daymond John.
Then came the disillusioning……..Yep! Disillusion moment! The presenter began by saying something like rich people are smart to know they can’t do everything themselves hence they hire experts like him to do the job……then he went on and on and on…. I shook my head in thought…….“true”. It’s only smart to hire experts in a field you are not exactly trained for. But then the lady beside me caught on the gist fast, she shook her head and said “He’s not coming”. First I didn’t understand what she was saying. She repeated herself, “he’s not coming”. I asked her “who is not coming?”. She said “I don’t think Daymond is going to be here”. All of a sudden, the man’s presentation made sense….What? 😡 He’s not going to be here? Honestly I was a shocked and taken aback.
So I don’t feel too bad, I looked at the faces of people around me, we experienced the same thing. Everyone, like me, was confused and then disappointed. Seeing their expressions made me feel better…..a little bit. J
But then I thought, I have to stay positive……right? I am here now so I might as well try to enjoy the presentation and get the best out of it. I tried to see beyond the initial shock and I must confess the presenter wasn’t too bad. He was there to sell an entrepreneurial workshop package coming up next week which will give access to work with Daymond Johns’s team. Honestly, I knew that it was a marketing forum but I was just looking forward to the juicy entrepreneur nuggets I was going to go away with. Plus I was looking for content for you. See, it’s partly your fault 😉 . Anyways, the presenter said the workshop will cost $6000 but then reduced it to $2000 if one signs up right away. He said working with this team will help turn business/business ideas around. I guess all that was stated on the advert will be taught at the workshop. So if you are interested, you can check them out.
So what was my take-away? – even though I’ve always known this, this event re-affirmed it….”Nothing good comes free (or cheap)”.
What I gained from the event….Networking
I expanded my network. I met 4 lovely women who share the same passion as I do there. A Pharmacist, a boutique consultant, a Pastor and an Accountant. Passionate women. I only have pictures o two of them. Hopefully I will be able to invite them someday as a guest on Tolusworld to share their projects and view on life issues with you.
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