Week 1 – The fog has lifted

Week one of VonDols Enterprise is in the bag. Want to share what I have been up to this past week (spoiler alert – all over the place and loving it)

Reading Material

Angel Investing: The Gust Guide to Making Money and Having Fun Investing in Startups
Dusting off the finance degree and jumping into the realm of startup investing…..Terms sheet, Terminal Value, Discounted Convertible Note…I love this shit!

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World
Gary Vaynerchuk is a phenomenal promoter and salesperson. Need to learn a few things to figure out how to promote VonDols Enterprise.

The Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Tell Your Family History, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More
Agile for the family, Shut up and Cheer (What successful coaches know about successful families) and Lessons from the sex mom (What your mother never told you about sex (but should have)

Activities

Rise of the Rest with Steve Case — Celebrating Entrepreneurship across America
Great learning experience to hear from seasoned executive (AOL) as well as venture capitalist. Watching the pitch competition just fueled the fire to start my own company. The company that stood out foe was Rowbot — robotic solutions for the farmers. The video of the self driving robot going down the corn row is mesmerizing.

Watch the fireside chat and pitches

Bus Stop — Drop off and pick-up from the bus stop with Version 2.0 (Pierce) and Version 3.0 (Kylie). Great to be able to talk with them as their school day is starting and then hearing from them the moment they get off the bus. Kylie is a little more forthcoming with her day than Pierce but she is our social butterfly.

Conversations / Meetings / Coffee – Wide open to any and all conversation as I am mentally working through my art of the start. The future is my white canvas to paint!

Goal Setting – Spent a morning working through goals for me both personally and professionally. Not quite ready to share but figure I should have my north stars outlined so I don’t revert to binge marathon watching session in my underwear everyday.

Lastly, thank you to everyone who as reach out, put me in contact with a potential lead or gave me words of encouragement….I could not be doing this without it!

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