A year has gone by and I was surprised and very pleased to be awarded an Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year award for 2011. This time only 3 awards were given out and this was the only one in Victoria.
If you are wondering why I am looking more casual, it is because we were at a Business Blogging for Sales Lead Generation event run by Marc so I had no idea this was going to happen. And here I am 24 hours later blogging about it.
Successful Endeavours’ Team
This award was only possible because of the great team we have at Successful Endeavours. My thanks go to Junette Keefe and Arend Carter for their support and business excellence during 2011. So far 2011 has seen 2 new awards and 2 finalist positions for either myself or Successful Endeavours. And it isn’t over yet.
Exponential Entrepreneur 2011
All this comes only 2 days before we find out if Successful Endeavours is also taking home an award in the 2011 Casey Business Awards. If you hadn’t caught up with it, we are finalists for Manufacturer of the Year in the City of Casey Business Awards for 2011.
So I was very pleased to be receiving an award recognising the business side of Successful Endeavours. The award was presented by Dr Marc Dussault of Exponential Programs and recognises entrepreneurs and business people who have demonstrated excellence deploying exponential strategies in their business by profitably creating exceptional value for their clients in a manner that is both measurable and sustainable. The award received was in the category of Engineering Consultant and was one of only 6 handed out in 2010 and the only one in that category.
Exponential Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 Ray Keefe receives his award from Dr Marc Dussault.
The main reason for this post is to touch on the most significant aspect of this award for me. I once said that as a Business Owner I made a pretty good Engineer. The past 18 months has a seen a transition away from that to the point now where I can say that I am an Entrepreneur who is also an Engineer. Engineering is a Profession and so it isn’t something that suddenly stops being relevant. Our education and mindset is all based on practical problem solving through the use of technology while balancing performance, risk and cost. And we apply this skillset and mindsetto most aspects of our lives, even when it isn’t the only way to go about it. So I am very pleased to be making this transition. Not only is our business better for it but our clients are as well.