Leda Writes for Fintech Futures: big ambitions, small parcels

Dr Leda Glyptis 11:FS Foundry CEO
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Every Thursday, Leda Glyptis, CEO of 11:FS Foundry creates #LedaWrites. This week, she tells us the best way to avoid frustrated ambition and missed opportunities.

I seem to always hear tales of woe. From ambitious people who jumped from company to company, from start-up to bank, from bank to start-up, from country to country or team to team expecting a bigger break, a bigger opportunity, a greater chance to shine. And for whatever reason didn’t quite find it there, waiting for them, ready to be claimed and worn like a crown.

Not sure if the world is full of discontents or there is something about my face that says, “ye shall find understanding here”. Because if there is, it is misleading.

I don’t understand. I don’t sympathise.

Nothing is ever perfect.

Nothing ever lives up to its own promise. Not entirely on its own.

You always have to meet things more than halfway to get them to work out for you.

There is nothing wrong with accelerating your career... But as always, the how matters

So I ask. When I hear tall tales of frustrated ambition and inadequate leadership. Opportunities missed and conditions that failed to deliver the goods.

I ask.

Did you bring with you what it takes to succeed?

Did you notice what else was there? Who else was there?

Or was it just about you?

Did you roll up your sleeves, or did you hold out your hands?

Those who get too wrapped up in themselves make for small parcels

I read that somewhere recently and it is so damn true.

There is nothing wrong with accelerating your career. With using your success to build and grow not just your business but also your own future. Nothing wrong with that. But as always, the how matters.

Here’s a crazy idea.


Give insight and advice.

Don’t just share incredible stories of unqualified success, share challenges and mistakes, errors and failures. Why you missed them, what you learned from them. What you didn’t learn. What you did about that.

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