I enjoy being me. But, I don’t think much about it. I just keep going, and doing what I am usually doing. And, that means working, testing new marketing methods, and being with my family.
This week is a different kind of week, and that’s because of 22. April. The 22. April was a Monday, and it was my birthday, and even though I am not a regular user of Facebook, at least not compared to how much I am using Twitter, a big part of my birthday was actually about Facebook. It’s not because I have been focusing on relationship marketing, I believe it’s because people are amazing.
I received message after message from people (I hardly know) writing fantastic words on my wall. And, even though I know that they all received a notification about my birthday, because they are my friends on Facebook, they actually made an effort to write on my wall and they made me the happiest man on earth that specific day. I don’t feel old, not at all. I just feel alive, and happy.
I haven’t told you this before, but I think it’s time to be even more personal. So, here’s one more thing you didn’t know about me.
I always take time off from work on my birthday. I usually don’t work even for a minute. It’s all about me, relaxing, and doing what I love doing. Sometimes, I just need the time to feel good about being me, and sometimes that means solitude, and walking, and at the same time, I just love receiving fantastic words from people all across the world. But, what it really means, is that I take time off to think about progress.
The reason I am always happy, is that I constantly focus on progress, and to me, progress is vital for business and life. I don’t compare myself to anyone. I just keep working towards my goals, and as long as I feel progress, I keep smiling.
Most of the time, I am using social media as part of my business, or as part of something I want to accomplish (I usually have a plan). But, unlike many in marketing, I don’t really care about how many likes I get, or how many comments I get, and I don’t care about the traffic either. I just want to be happy and feel good about what I am doing. I measure progress by using my gut feeling. To me, progress is not about science.
Right now, I am looking outside, and from the office windows, I am seeing birds flying, people walking, and cars driving by, and I know it sounds weird, but that makes me think that it doesn’t matter where I live, because I’m still part of the same system of order, and like you, I am part of the progress that’s happening in the world. And that makes me feel good about being me, and that makes me feel good about turning people who deserves it into leaders. That’s the progress that’s happening online today. And I am loving every minute of it.