One of the very best things about building a company is seeing yourself, and others, tackle previously unthinkable challenges with determination and confidence. Today Joanne was wrestling with some new video conferencing software that could enhance our own videos. It was all on the the fly and under pressure because the video crew was waiting for her downstairs. As Joanne’s troubleshooting fingers flew over the computer keyboard, she said,
Here’s the thing. You just have to be fearless.
I smiled to myself, thinking of the Joanne (and me) of last year. We were sitting on the floor of my house and were sketching out the Grommet idea. I told Joanne how video would be important to the experience and that we’d probably have to do them ourselves. She later told me she put that scary thought aside, concluding, “We’ll just have to find a way around that.”
Now I see this same woman leading the video charge, wrestling with new technologies, shaping rich and interesting content, and generally being a confident life force behind every production. Sweet. I love it….”You just have to be fearless.”