This evening a friend of mine who is in college was asking me a bunch of questions about business and life. He asked, “what are you really good at?” I told him ping-pong but that wasn’t a great way to make money. I then went on to explain that although I am not really good at marketing, it is something that I am very passionate about. I love to read about marketing. I love to talk about marketing. I love to think about marketing. I pulled out my iPad and opened up the Kindle app to show him some of my books. I have a few fiction novels on there but most of them are business/marketing books. I sounded kind of nerdy but I explained that I get just as excited, if not a lot more, reading books on marketing as I do for a fun non-fiction book.
It was fun though to teach him a little of what I have learned so far about marketing. I wish I knew a lot more. I wish I could speak more from my own experiences but that will come with time. 10 years from now when I have a similar conversation with someone else I will be able to share war stories from my own campaigns.
It is a fun journey.