Feeling pretty inspired…between The Jerry McGuire Syndrome, written by a fellow Milwaukee SEO Tony Verre, and Lisa Barone’s, Why are you scared to be outspoken?…things are truly resonating in my mind.
For those of you who know me, you probably would agree that there is not much that I keep inside when it comes to opinion or passion for the task at hand. For many years this has always been looked down upon as being arrogant, too confident, and what ever else they say.
I can honestly say this…with the movement of social media and entrepreneurship amongst my age demographic…it is bloody exciting. Back in the day when I had thoughts of entrepreneurial ideas, there was always this fear tactic pushed down on the idea or the large disconcerting fact of raising money, or having enough liquid capital to throw in the trash if things didn’t work out.
What I am finding is…search engine optimization and social media have empowered us to be passionate about what we love to do. We can live it, breathe it every day and we are surrounded by peers who are open, caring and share almost everything they know with confidence in their ability to differentiate via execution and their ability to build strong relationships.
That just feels phenomenal. I am honestly so proud to be an SEO and be part of this community. I never thought that at 28 years of age, I would be doing something that I love and could do for another 25-50 years. Obviously things will change within the field as they always do, however, at this point in time, I am so thankful to many of the great indirect mentors out there. You know who you are and I am very grateful for the advice and conversations we have had and look forward to many more.