The Toronto Meetup Is Exactly What I Need
This past Monday
It was a rainy night in a slightly pretentious Italian restaurant in downtown Toronto where mid-level suits go to wine and dine. I’m standing at the bar, expecting two confirmed attendees and wondering what I was thinking when I picked the place. The first person to arrive is Nathalie Lussier, the Raw Food Witch. We stand, waiting and start chat about where we live and what our passions are. She’s a black belt and a computer geek. She’s f’ing cool to me. It’s a natural connection.
One of these things just doesn’t belong
It’s too loud. Apparently. I didn’t notice the noise. That was the observation of the entrepreneur who showed up next. He was there to recruit salespeople for his business. He was the second person to arrive at the meetup though his attendance was brief.
I liked that he was there. Speaking with him about his business values affirmed why we were meeting up. With the right people, it feels natural and authentic to meet and honestly talk business. The third, expected attendee didn’t make it.
The start of something good
Nathalie and I had a wonderful dinner where, as she so beautifully put it, we chatted about “what happens on the inside when you’re running a business, and went all the way to actual steps to getting more business in the door. (Or via the web, as the case may be.)”
It was great to have her there supporting first Toronto Innerpreneur meetup. We are a small group, but we’re confident we’ll grow.
Why don’t you try it?
Have a meet-up. Even if only one person comes, it’ll be the right person. It felt really good to talk.
Meetup.com worked great to organize it. I’ll promote it here too. I’ll help you.
Think about it.
photo credit: divya_