I was recently asked a whole bunch of questions by a journalist…. here is my response.
Talent versus drive:
As an entrepreneur we face much adversity, in fact, we are like those clown punching bags that you hit which keep bouncing back up. You have to have drive, persistence and passion. There is no faking it until you make it.
You must truly believe in your purpose and keep going and going as if this was the last day to get it done. I have met some very talented people who have no real drive. Even if I look at those people who got the best scores at high school – they were not necessarily driven to achieve. They had nothing to prove. They were already there.
Me, on the other hand, a total ‘middle of the roader’ with a not very impressive academic record wanted to prove that I could make something of myself. To create something bigger than myself… something that will create a legacy….RedBalloon Changing gifting in Australia forever – so people have vivid stories to share.