Shark Tank Auditions - Low On Gas High On Hope
NO GAS AND NO CASH
Last week I received an invite to attend a Shark Tank audition in Brooklyn. The problem was I realized that I didn’t have the gas or the cash to get out there. It had been a slow week and I found myself on several occasions having to scrap together the money just to complete my delivery rounds. This day was no different. All though I had enough fuel in the tank to make my delivery rounds, that was it. I started looking for anything in my small apartment that I can sell quickly. Over the years in moments like this I have sold furniture, camera equipment, stereo equipment, cleared out my piggy-bank (which I did earlier that week) just to get through that day. My only hope was that the funds pending ($20) in my bank account (from an earlier electronic payment) come available in two instead of three business days. Other than that I am fresh out of cash and ideas.
PANHANDLE FOR IT
When I launched this series with the panhandling entry I said the following about the expereince…
At this point panhandling seemed like my only option but I was too scared and embarrassed to seriously consider it. Those crippling thoughts of fear struck me like a panic attack (which I think I had that night). Then I thought…
if I am not willing to stand by the lessons learned during this series then I may as well come to terms that this entire “Survival Tales of a Founder” series is just a marketing stunt.