Patrick’s done a great job finding his niche and delivering a product that the market needs, but the story focuses on him overcoming discrimination – specifically, ageism.
I can personally relate to this as earlier in my career I’ve had questions like, “Do your parents know that you’re out on a school night?" and, at a networking event, having a potential client state, “What are you... like, 12?" and again, more recently at a social event, I was mistakenly referred to as someone’s son!
I take no offence and I don’t let it bother me. In fact, it makes me more determined to succeed. To put it simply, I show them what I’ve got and deliver results!
As a caveat, as we all know what goes online stays online, once I’m more experienced and longer in the tooth, I’m sure I will have the same choice of words to pass down to the younger folks.
What comes around goes around, right?
Some people doubted the entrepreneur, because of his age. Whenever this happened, Clover stood up for himself and his achievements, as well as those of his contemporaries.