Congratulations to ELG Summer Camp alum (Virginia Beach, 2016) Kenedee Cassidy! The Kempsville High School student spent some time hanging out with the Sharks last fall.
Kenedee’s mother, Lisa, tells us that her daughter learned so much during the ELG Summer Camp. She used the presentation she created for her passion pitch and presented it to the organizers of an event connected with Shark Tank star and entrepreneur Daymond John.
Kenedee was chosen to present her pitch on stage in front of John and fellow Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington.
Consider what makes your heart sing – what brings you joy or peace. When I was a child, I loved dancing. I was happiest when I danced – any kind of dancing would do. As I got older, I found happiness in so many other things – traveling and writing for example. I also found that there were some things I really liked in my work-life: planning, training, mentoring. I also really like solving problems and finding new ways for clients to succeed. I took these things that made me happy and found a way to use them in my daily life. It is what brings me joy. (more…)
Put pen to paper. I love the feeling of setting a goal and writing it down. For me, that act of putting pen to paper crystallizes my dream into a goal and makes it all the more real. I keep a journal with me at all times. People wonder what I am writing about. The truth is, they are random thoughts sometimes, and other times they are detailed plans. (more…)
Speak It & Bring It to Life – Speak as if it is. I recently met a new entrepreneur, and she introduced herself as an itty, bitty business owner working out of her basement with no customers. I quickly told her that this would be her elevator speech: “I am the owner of a successful venture, working out of my office, catering to my customer base.” Don’t reinforce negativity by speaking down on yourself; speak your successes into existence. (more…)
Inhale and exhale – determine who breathes life into it and who drains the energy out of it. – It’s commonly said that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If the people in your inner circle don’t believe in your dreams, soon enough, you won’t either. If they just agree with everything you say without working for growth, soon your own growth will cease as well. It’s all about finding the balance of people who are invested in you enough to give you valuable feedback that will help you excel. (more…)
Delve into the details. – The devil is in the detail. You have to be willing to dig in and get dirty to make sure your dream will grow. You need the facts and figures so you can chart a successful path. (more…)