A friend of mine, Gary Tuerack, was the first person to tell me about the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) as a support group for people who have built businesses from the ground up. He didn’t just talk about it, he raved. So once my previous company, Red Rover, was qualified, I jumped in and joined EO.
EO is a non-profit and totally volunteer run. Fellow members told me that for every hour I put in, I’d get two back in many areas of my life. So, trusting their words, I quickly got involved in the leadership levels of EO. First as a Moderator for my Forum, then as a member of the NY board.
Three years later, I can say wholeheartedly that for every hour I put into EO, I’m easily getting two hours back. From business strategy, to personal development, to once in a lifetime experiences, EO truly has lived up to its hype.
I want to keep expanding my leadership experience within EO and the next level was to accept a nomination to become the President Elect Elect for the NY chapter. Three people, in total, were nominated this year, which I was excited about because I didn’t want to get the position by default, but rather by merit. I wanted to get the position because the board thought I was the right person at the right time.
After giving my speech to the board tonight, and them making me sweat it out a bit, I was officially voted in as the President Elect Elect! Not only was I voted in, it was a unanimous vote. Even someone else who was nominated, voted for me.
It’s a real honor and something I’m super excited about doing as EONY is the largest chapter in the world in an organization that is filled with almost 100,000 top notch entrepreneurs from around the world!
It’s also a lot of work, so the clock is ticking from now until I officially take my seat to set everything up in my life to be able to give my all to the role and gain the most value out of it as possible.