He Tore Up My Business Plan and Threw It In My Face

I worked for three months to put together an initial meeting with The Grand Angels in Grand Rapids Michigan at the brand new  Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences. One of the investors at that meeting tore up my business plan and threw it in my face. I  closed the deal with that same group three months later.

The Cook DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, MI

The Cook DeVos Center in Grand Rapids, MI

I understood this was a big chess game with all kinds of players who needed to sense risk and imminent fear of losing in order to keep forward progress. Emotions were just the playing pieces, not the players.

Suddenly I was pulling strings, applying pressure and threatening to walk, not meaning one word of it. I could have never done it without the help of Smart Money.

The question was: would other women be able to do this? And who would teach them how?
Critically-acclaimed bestselling author Kim Lavine

Critically-acclaimed bestselling author Kim Lavine

About Kim Lavine

All great journeys begin on the strength of just one individual and their dream." Kim Lavine

The historic journey of THE NEXT BIG DREAM began with critically-acclaimed, bestselling business author, Kim Lavine, who's mission to empower people to follow their dreams, inspiring them with hope, honesty and faith, touches millions around the world through her appearances on The Today Show, Rachel Ray, Good Morning America, NBC & ABC news, CNN, CNBC, FOX, NPR, Oprah & Friends Radio Network, and features in USA Today, Country Living, Guideposts, Inc, Business Week, Entrepreneur, and Forbes, to name a few. Read more...