Today, Write Stuff shot a series of videos with key people from companies in the fintech industry. One of them was someone I have looked up to ever since we met about five years ago.
“So you’re a serial entrepreneur,” he said after I told him what I’d been up to. My first reaction was to blush and deny it. “Entrepreneur” is a title I’ve never managed to relate to.
But as we continued our conversation, I wondered, could it be that I was?
In a world of fancy titles and where everyone is a noun/noun/noun (and yes, I occasionally put those things in my bio as well), I’ve mostly thought of myself as a writer.
And I’m starting to question why I have this lack of confidence when it comes to labels.
I’ve made drinks at a bar. Does that make me a bartender?
I’ve exited one business, am running a profitable second and have another about to launch. Does that make me an entrepreneur?
I use code in some of my work. Does that make me a coder?
I dabble in a whole lot of things. Mostly to find a way to integrate it with the rest of what I do. At what level of mastery is it appropriate to add a particular label to your profile?