Shark Tank is not real life

Say it with me y’all…

👏🏼SHARK.👏🏼TANK.👏🏼IS.👏🏼NOT.👏🏼REAL.👏🏼LIFE.

👏🏼SHARK. 👏🏼TANK. 👏🏼IS. 👏🏼NOT. 👏🏼REAL. 👏🏼LIFE. Click To Tweet

It kills me when the conversation is going so well… and then the entrepreneur drops this little gem into the mix.

“Yeah, so we’re raising $X for Y% of the company.”

NO ONE TALKS LIKE THAT IN REAL LIFE.

If you’re raising money, just talk like a normal human being.

“OK, so we’re raising $X and that’ll give us 18 months of runway. We should be able to hit [MILESTONE] in half that time.”

That’s it. Nothing special. Just be relatable. Have a discussion. See where it goes.

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