Episode 172 – Erin Patten – defying all odds

By on Apr 16, 2018 in Accountability, Behavior, Change, Collaboration, Connect, Customer Expectations, Detroit, Discovery Process, Disruption, Fear, Lead by Action, Passion, Plan, Podcast, Purposeful Disruption, Reinvention, Risk, Starters, Women in Leadership | 0 comments

 

Erin Patten is very accomplished with a Harvard business degree and a Kresge Fellow highlighting her impressive resume. She walked away from the standard career path to chase her dream of being an entrepreneur. In January 2018 she launched DaO Detroit. DaO stands for “defy all odds” and Erin personifies that sentiment.

 

QUOTE IT

 

“[My big leap] A natural progression of my career journey, my life journey. It just had to happen.” (3:21)

 

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” –Lao Tzu (6:33)

DIG IN

  • (2:56) Disrupting one’s economic livelihood and thriving beyond fear.
  • (4:59) Simplify your messaging.
  • (10:04, 11:47) Connecting to the marketplace.

 

Tip of the Week

Flexibility is the third pillar of reinvention readiness. Keep all options open.

 

 

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