Teaching others

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.