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The Most Important Thing No One Has Ever Taught Me

  1. 1. + Hi.
  2. 2. + Thanks for having me today.
  3. 3. + What is the most important thing no one ever taught me?
  4. 4. + I’d like to share with you my story.
  5. 5. + Summer of 2011
  6. 6. MAKE AND RIDE THE A CROSS-COUNTRY VOYAGE ON BAMBOO BICYCLES TO ADVANCE THE GROWTH OF ALABAMA'S BAMBOO INDUSTRY
  7. 7. + “Yay! We did it!”
  8. 8. + Summer of 2012
  9. 9. + Turning another personal goal into a larger project.
  10. 10. + What type of project will a group of cyclists invent as they take a worm’s eye view in a foreign land and push the limits of their impact through extreme physical, intellectual, and creative challenges?
  11. 11. Share Cycle is an international community driven, eco-conscious laundromat and business incubator space that fosters conversation and cultural exchange among locals and travelers in downtown Reykjavik.
  12. 12. + Came back to CA
  13. 13. + Share Cycle project stalled We lost money on the project Nothing to show for
  14. 14. + “Hmm... What went wrong?”
  15. 15. + Defeated. Embarrassed. Pissed off. Tired. Confused. Upset. Cloudy. Annoyed. Unsuccessful.
  16. 16. + Confidence rut.
  17. 17. + Fast forward a few months.
  18. 18. + Richmond, VA
  19. 19. +
  20. 20. +
  21. 21. + So...
  22. 22. + That self-confidence is not a given.
  23. 23. + You will doubt your talents.
  24. 24. + Shut that voice up.
  25. 25. + How do you do that? 
  26. 26. + Small wins.
  27. 27. + This is the most important thing no one ever taught me.
  28. 28. + Go where you shine bright.
  29. 29. + Working on what you know.
  30. 30. + Move forward.
  31. 31. + Confidence is building the guts within hell-bent individuals by igniting the fire in their bellies to take their first step  to work on meaningful projects, both big and small. www.confidence.is / @confidenceis_
  32. 32. + Thanks! marcobrien.net / @think5577

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