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3 Things I learned from ABC's "Shark Tank"

Posted on October 25 2016

3 lessons learned from being on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

By: Aaron Tweedie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Man-PACK.com

It’s been almost two years since I was swept into frenzy and hype of a national television appearance and stood before the “Sharks” on ABC Network. Looking back, I’ve learned much and I’ll share it with you.

Regardless of whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or a seasoned professional, you’ll find truth in these three lessons I learned from being on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

  1. We Create our own Reality, it’s absolutely true! When I started Man-PACK.com there were plenty of people who did their best to discourage me from pursuing my aspirations. “It will never work. Give up now” is what they said. But I didn’t give up. I believed in my mission. I believed in the concept, and I believed in myself. Because of that unwavering belief, Man-PACK.com became reality. The same thing happened on “Shark Tank.” The sharks didn’t agree with my valuation or my product, but I did believe. Again, my belief turned into reality. Now Man-PACK is worth as much, if not more, than I said it was worth. Please understand the value of your own belief. Remember, no one else will believe in your dream unless you believe and it’s that passionate belief that will begin the manifestation of your dream into reality. You are the only one who can make your dream a reality.

 

  1. Showing up is 50% of Success

Getting onto Shark Tank is an extremely competitive process. Season 6 saw 36,000 applicants. Of those 36,000 applicants, only 200 had the chance to present and of those 200 presenters, only 105 made it to TV. Even though the process was extremely competitive and lengthy… It all started with a short email. If I had never sent that email to the ABC casting department the process would never have started. If I didn’t consistently show up and put forth the effort, I never would have made the cut. Remember that just showing up, making that call, or sending that email can be 50% of your success. Every journey starts with a step, and is followed by another. If you never take a step, or show up, you’ll never take a journey. You must show up for success. Success won’t come knocking at your door.

  1. Everything Happens for a Reason

 

Did you know that I applied to Shark Tank twice for Man-PACK.com? The first time I applied, I never made it past the application stage. The second time I applied, I made it onto the show. Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t succeed the first time. The Man-PACK product wasn’t ready and I wasn’t ready. When I did make it on the show I had a better product and presentation, but I wasn’t ready as a professional. I didn’t get a deal. At first I was devastated. Though yet again, looking back, I see all the benefits that came from that TV appearance and I can honestly say I wasn’t professionally matured enough to be a good business partner. My website, manufacturing, and marketing weren’t solid enough to do business with the likes of Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Or Robert  Herjavec. If I had gotten a deal, I likely would have squandered the opportunity due to lack of experience. However, after some schooling in hard knocks, I am capable and ready to do business with high net worth investors. So remember this “Everything happens for a reason. That reason is always good. Everything happens if, and when, it should.” -Aaron Tweedie

 

And you never know. Maybe I’ll get another Chance at Shark Tank when the conditions are right. They say the “Third time’s a charm!”

 

3 lessons learned from being on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

By: Aaron Tweedie                                                                                                                                                                                       Man-PACK.com

It’s been almost two years since I was swept into frenzy and hype of a national television appearance and stood before the “Sharks” on ABC Network. Looking back, I’ve learned much and I’ll share it with you.

Regardless of whether you are a budding entrepreneur, or a seasoned professional, you’ll find truth in these three lessons I learned from being on ABC’s “Shark Tank.”

1. We Create our own Reality

It’s absolutely true! When I started Man-PACK.com there were plenty of people who did their best to discourage me from pursuing my aspirations. “It will never work. Give up now” is what they said. But I didn’t give up. I believed in my mission. I believed in the concept, and I believed in myself. Because of that unwavering belief, Man-PACK.com became reality. The same thing happened on “Shark Tank.” The sharks didn’t agree with my valuation or my product, but I did believe. Again, my belief turned into reality. Now Man-PACK is worth as much, if not more, than I said it was worth. Please understand the value of your own belief. Remember, no one else will believe in your dream unless you believe and it’s that passionate belief that will begin the manifestation of your dream into reality. You are the only one who can make your dream a reality.

2. Showing up is 50% of Success

Getting onto Shark Tank is an extremely competitive process. Season 6 saw 36,000 applicants. Of those 36,000 applicants, only 200 had the chance to present and of those 200 presenters, only 105 made it to TV. Even though the process was extremely competitive and lengthy… It all started with a short email. If I had never sent that email to the ABC casting department the process would never have started. If I didn’t consistently show up and put forth the effort, I never would have made the cut. Remember that just showing up, making that call, or sending that email can be 50% of your success. Every journey starts with a step, and is followed by another. If you never take a step, or show up, you’ll never take a journey. You must show up for success. Success won’t come knocking at your door.

3. Everything Happens for a Reason

Did you know that I applied to Shark Tank twice for Man-PACK.com? The first time I applied, I never made it past the application stage. The second time I applied, I made it onto the show. Looking back, I’m glad I didn’t succeed the first time. The Man-PACK product wasn’t ready and I wasn’t ready. When I did make it on the show I had a better product and presentation, but I wasn’t ready as a professional. I didn’t get a deal. At first I was devastated. Though yet again, looking back, I see all the benefits that came from that TV appearance and I can honestly say I wasn’t professionally matured enough to be a good business partner. My website, manufacturing, and marketing weren’t solid enough to do business with the likes of Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Greiner, Barbara Corcoran, Or Robert  Herjavec. If I had gotten a deal, I likely would have squandered the opportunity due to lack of experience. However, after some schooling in hard knocks, I am capable and ready to do business with high net worth investors. So remember this “Everything happens for a reason. That reason is always good. Everything happens if, and when, it should.” -Aaron Tweedie

 And you never know. Maybe I’ll get another Chance at Shark Tank when the conditions are right. They say the “Third time’s a charm!”