Recently I read “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer, a great book! While I was reading the book an email came across my desk from Nathan Latka. Nathan asked in his email if anyone uses the accounting software, Freshbooks. Because I use and adore Freshbooks, and love to support great businesses, I replied to Nathan. My reply was an enthusiastic response stating my love for Freshbooks, and I explained it was the first expense I took on as a brand new entrepreneur.
I shared with Nathan that I have learned as an entrepreneur; keep expenses as low as possible, while also hiring or investing in the tools necessary to run your business effectively . While I love statistics, I am not an accountant and have no desire to worry about balancing books, so I love Freshbooks. My desire was to simply share my message with Nathan. What happened next I never imagined.
A very short while later, in the early morning hours, I get a reply from Nathan stating something along the lines of… your enthusiastic reply… would you be interested in chatting for 15 minutes… schedule a time…
I was dumbfounded by the reply. First, I never expected a reply. Second, why would he want to talk to me?
Now, some people might go ahead and schedule the time and be thrilled at a 15 minute call with Nathan Latka, my brain took a different approach.
What if he asks me about something I don’t have an answer? My website isn’t perfect. What if I start to ramble (this happens to me more then I’d like to admit when I’m nervous)? Crap, how much do I really know about Freshbooks?
After some time of the questions and concerns spilling through my mind, and clicking and closing the scheduling calendar a few times, I walked away.
Not long after I walked away, it hit me. I need to surrender to the opportunity put in front of me. I thanked, and cursed, Michael Singer as I went back to the computer to schedule a time to talk with Nathan.
Nathan Latka is a pure joy! When I got on the phone with him he quickly put me at ease. I was meant to be on the call!
The biggest lesson I learned was not, jump at any opportunity a popular influencer sends my way, although that is true. The lesson I learned was to believe in myself.