So @ThrivingDollars hosted the first of their bi-monthly money meet up of the year titled “Before You Resign, Gather Your Coins” at the Hub Co Working Limited.
The aim of the meetup was really so young people, millennials if you will, can have open and honest conversations about money and wealth. We often don’t have these guided conversations and so Thriving Dollar’s founder Kenishia Mais attempted to satisfy the need for these important conversations.
The evening first allowed for networking and getting to know people with a meet and greet. This meet and greet involved collecting a quote at registration and finding your ‘quote’ twin. After finding the person you were supposed to learn about 5 things about them.
We eventually got to the main event of the evening, hearing from the inspiring panelists.
Each of them are now entrepreneurs but were previously employed in some version of a 9-5 . They provided their own experience about how they prepared to leave their jobs which is sort of the main aim of the “Before You Resign, Gather Your Coins” discussion.
Here are some things I took away from the event:
- 9-5s aren’t always dream killers, they can be dream supporters.
- When wanting to start a business, think about what you can do that no one else can.
- If you’re worried about the benefits you will lose when you leave the 9-5, remember that the benefits have a dollar amount attached to it, do your research and find the amount and see how best you can pay for it yourself.
- Find people who can be objective. You don’t want to be surrounded by ‘yes’ people but you also don’t want people who criticize everything without giving you constructive feedback.
- Asana and Google suite are good tools for entrepreneurs.
- Hub Spot is a good tool for digital marketing.
- Figure out what you’re supposed to be doing.
- It’s wise to stack your coins before you leave your job to start your business, you don’t have to but it is a good idea.
- With your own business you can earn as much as you want there is no limit. I personally believe that time would be a limit here, you can’t do a million things as once but I appreciate the sentiment.
- Maybe the problem isn’t the 9-5 it might just be your 9-5, you can find one that suits you.
In conclusion, the event was a good idea and it was executed fairly well. I can definitely see the level of preparation that went in from both the panelists and the organizers. I wouldn’t mind a shorter event but that’s only because it was after work and I was tired.
I’d recommend you walk with a pen and notepad because there was a lot of info said and you probably won’t remember all the important bits. All the panelists seemed to be passionate about their business and that was translated into how they spoke and engaged the crowd. I appreciate the fact that they answered questions well and with a lot of thought. I also liked the diversity in the panel. The conversation seemed very honest and open which I value. I also love the fact that it was free and was one of the most informative ones I’ve been to.
I would recommend going to the next one. It’s worth your time.
Of course if you want to hire me to write you can head on over here.