Talk Like a Human, Not a Robot
Stop being a robot.
Let's discuss something we all crave in today's digital world—authenticity, rawness, and the essence of being fully human.
For founders, entrepreneurs, and business leaders, your story must reflect your true self, not the version you think people want to see. This is the difference between inspiring trust and fading into the crowd.
In my work, I see this common error: founders try to smooth out their rough spots, hide their failures, and shy away from the messy parts of life. They are running away from the very things that make them relatable and inspiring.
It's understandable—sharing your truth, with all its highs and lows, can be uncomfortable. But let me tell you something: that's exactly what it takes. That’s how you build authentic, lasting bonds with people.
The perfect story is not about showcasing an impossible standard of perfection. It’s about embracing your imperfections and making them part of your narrative. Yes, it sounds crazy. But trust me, it's the truth.
When building your origin story, I always ask three questions: How did you get here? What makes you special? Why do you care? These questions delve deep into who you are and why your journey matters.
The first question, "How did you get here?", isn’t about a string of flawless wins. Triumphs are only meaningful when they’re born out of struggles, obstacles, and adversity. So, tell your adventure with all its peaks and valleys.
Embrace authenticity and vulnerability. Open up your soul. This is what resonates with people—the real, unvarnished you.
Next, "What makes you special?" This is your chance to highlight your unique strengths and experiences. They may not all be business-related—maybe you're a world-class card player or an immigrant who overcame language barriers. All these pieces form the puzzle that is you.
Remember, storytelling isn’t about bragging. It's about taking people on a journey. So, don’t hold back. Let the world know who you are!
The final question, "Why do you care?", uncovers the passion that fuels your journey. It’s this relentless desire that makes people believe in you. Ignite a spark with your never-give-up attitude.
The answer to these questions, told with honesty and vulnerability, doesn't show a perfect person. It reveals the perfect founder—an individual who's real, raw, and ready to make a difference.
The perfect Founder Origin Story can help you raise significant capital from the best investors. At the end of the day, remember, investors bet on people. Make sure you’re the type of founder they want to bet on.
Crafting your story isn't about creating a flawless facade. It’s about showcasing your true self—warts and all. Remember, what people crave is the real, authentic you.
A former trial lawyer and prosecutor in Dallas, TX, Robbie trains founders to become world-class storytellers and venture capital fundraisers.
In barely two years, he's helped founders raise $575,000,000 of venture capital