I am no hero. I will never pretend to be. I don't save people's lives by running into a building on fire or pulling them out of a car crash. I've never been deployed. I don't respond to a call at a house where people were just shot or have been fighting. I don't have the ability to cut people open, remove a tumor, and put them back together so they can continue to enjoy life with their friends and family. Those people are the real heroes.
Stress Levels Intensify...
All I can do is help a company increase their sales. Marketing often times is a top-down approach. You look at numbers. You try to increase those numbers. And it is stressful. It is very stressful. I stress a lot. I stress over a lot of things. Most of the time I stress about things like protecting people or companies from bad actors or what will happen to restaurant employees now that they haven't had money coming in after more than a week. Back in High School I used to stress about my friends doing stupid things and getting caught. I stress about the things I care about because I want to make sure they flourish. But, most importantly for Waring Media, I now stress over making sure my client's websites stay active, alive, happy, and working as best as they can. And when I'm done with a build for a client, I feel like I've given everything I possibly can to make sure they get what they paid for. Often times, I go above the quoted hours in order to make sure our clients are taken care of.
We are all just selling our time on this Earth.
I have been working my ass off my whole life and I still can't even compete at the level as some of the successful people I know. I had my first job when I was 13 years old, clearing tables & washing dishes for a restaurant. I can't lie though. I did it so I could buy some hockey equipment. I worked in a greenhouse all summer when I was 15. I did that so I could buy myself some Lacrosse equipment. When I was 17, I used to go to lacrosse practice after school, then close down and clean up Publix until 10pm. People always told me Lacrosse was for rich kids. I didn't think so. I thought it was for kids that knew how to bust their ass. Do you have any idea how much you have to run to get in shape for Lacrosse?
I have spent a ton of time studying business and economics history, so that I can help make sure I guide any company through troubled waters. I learned what worked well for certain companies and industries and what absolutely did not. I worked my ass off to get my degree, spending 60 hours per week as an Account Manager for a radio station and going to school part time after each work day. I watched the sun come up from the left side of the building and go down on the right side of the building every Saturday for 2 years, so I could finish my BS in Business Administration. I stressed a lot over all of that as well. Most importantly, I put my head down, got to work, and finished the degree. It took almost everything out of me. It caused a lot of grey hairs...
I sell my grey hairs.
Every one of us sells something in order to get money for basic things like food, entertainment, housing, etc. Some people sell their wits. Some people sell their looks. Some people sell their talents in sports, or music. Some people sell their souls and cause us all to clean up their messes when they're gone. Me? I sell my grey hairs. And I have a ton of them now. Just look at this beard. That thing used to be solid black! I am truly proud of those grey hairs, though. I earned every, single, one of them. And I'm willing to share them with your company so we can help build something truly amazing together.
If you need any help navigating your business through these slower economic times, Waring Media is always available for marketing consultations. Please don't hesitate to call our office at 407-986-0932 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in order to get more information on our content creation, advertising, or digital marketing services. Please stay safe during this quarantine and try to enjoy any free time you've been given. It could turn out to be just the thing you needed!