Today I had a good conversation with an investor. I said that I always wanted to be an entrepreneur but fell into the world of tech. She described how she ended up falling into being an investor. Our journeys were very different, but there were similarities. The most obvious one? Passion.
Both of us discovered something we were passionate about. We didn’t initially know exactly how we would act on our passion, but we knew that passion needed to be the foundation of whatever we did. I was passionate about entrepreneurship, having gotten a taste of it with side hustles in high school and college. Continuing to feel strongly about it, I decided to give it a try. When I left corporate America, I wasn’t sure where the journey would take me. But I believed that as long as it included me being in an entrepreneurial environment, I’d be fine.
Fast forward a few years. I ended up in circles that included Atlanta entrepreneurs with tech backgrounds. I developed relationships with them and learned about tech (I was the definition of an untechnical founder) through those relationships. What they exposed me to opened my eyes. I eventually realized how tech could accelerate CCAW’s growth and made it the core of the company.
I didn’t set out to be an entrepreneur in the tech world. I fell into it. And I’m glad I did. I’ve met amazing people and learned what’s possible with the help of tech.
I never would have described myself as the kind of person who falls into things. I like to think I’m more of a planner. But embracing my passion and being open to where it took me led to an amazing entrepreneurial journey. I’m excited to see where it takes me next!