Impostor Syndrome is the faulty little voice in your head that tells you it’s not your place to do something. It reminds you of your lack of credentials and the fact you’re not an expert. It presents you with people who are the “real deal” and makes sure you know they’re more up to task. Dan Harding has made the decision to crush Imposter Syndrome out of his life.
To plan ahead is to setup for success. This is something Ramona Fantini knows as a result of growing Pino Gelato to ten locations.
While on a trip to Italy, gelato found it’s way to Ramona and that’s where this story begins. She returned to the United States unable to get the delicious treat off her mind. Perhaps it was the universe calling or an itch to leave Corporate America, but Ramona made a beeline to Hilton Head Island and opened the first Pino Gelato store. Our conversation touches on what made the difference for her to take real action as opposed to ignoring her calling.
Having grit is essential. John Robinson has had it since a young age. Raised in a biracial family in the 70’s in Chicago is only part of what made him who he is. John uses the word “chaotic” to describe growing up in his household, but he persevered. After paying and paving his way through Northern Illinois University, he went to work for Discover. While there John learned the ins and outs of a marketing function and eventually differentiated himself from the pack by spearheading major initiatives. He believes in taking on more.