Chris Rikli I’d like to introduce myself…

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PHOTO: From left to right @garyvee, @kurtyd, @espreedevora, @bigomaha (founders), @shiralazar

This morning after my meeting with Matt Helt and Dave Nelson of Secret Penguin, Matt sent me this link to Chris Rikli’s blog post titled Five People I Wish I’d Met at Big Omaha(If you missed Big Omaha, well that just sucks. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. More on the Big O later.) Seeing that Chris wrote I was one of 5 people he’d like to meet who he missed at Big Omaha was incredibly flattering.  After all, I simply do the best I can each day. Nothing different than anyone else does as an entrepreneur.  Then when I saw I was grouped with these absolutely incredible and courageous business men, Matt Helt from Secret Penguin, Zac Triemert from Lucky Bucket Brewery, Charles Hull from Archrival I wasn’t only flattered but overwhelmingly gracious.

Big Omaha to me was about  self discovery, defining our brand, attention to detail, unity and courage. Realizing that we each have our own entrepreneurial style and that is okay. To be true to our core strengths and find partners/team mates to compliment our weaknesses. That we must  support one another to succeed farther and faster. And especially the courage to understand that the journey isn’t easy, but one we are blessed to forge ahead on. We can achieve anything we set our minds and bodies to do.

At one point there was discussion addressing segregation between men and women in business.  It’s true that the numbers are not on an equal plane of women immersed in technology, business, (and action sports). But if there is anything I have learned after being a real estate investor, raising money for my business, and working in action sports, all “male dominated” spaces is that any dream we desire is within our reach to achieve, we just need to grab it.  Men and Women alike.  I don’t buy that men have the power to hold women back. Maybe the way society was structured in the past that was true, but not now. The only person that can hold anyone back is ourselves.  It’s an exciting time to forge ahead as a business owner. I am manifesting my own destiny, are you?

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Five People I Wish I’d Met at Big Omaha

6 Responses to “Chris Rikli I’d like to introduce myself…”

  1. zoe858 May 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    I am trying to manifest a great future. As for work your 100% right. It is necessary for us to stick together…as the old saying goes “United We Stand….”

  2. KrisBelucci June 1, 2009 at 11:40 pm #

    I really liked this post. Can I copy it to my site? Thank you in advance.

  3. Derrall Rikli December 20, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    Very interesting, Chris. Keep up the good work. I like your positive attitude.

  4. Derrall Rikli December 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    From Salt Lake City: Very interesting, Chris. I like your positive attitude.

  5. Espree Devora October 19, 2012 at 1:30 am #

    Honestly, I don’t know why :( Is it still happening?

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