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The following was taken verbatim from my blog at MyMarketingExperiment.com
It's amazing the world we live in, isn't it? Do you realize how lucky YOU really are? Seriously, think about it. For starters, chances are real good if you are reading this you live in one of the most powerful, influential and wealthiest places on Earth, the United States of America, where almost anything is possible. One is only limited by their imagination and drive to make things happen. Secondly, chances are excellent that you have an internet connection ( at least somewhere).. I can further deduce that you most likely have electricity and running water. Do you realize how many people in the world do not have any of these things? We take soooo much for granted! You also have the ability to move quite freely within our country... You do not need permission to do so but possess only a valid driver's license. I'm not going to go off on a legal driver tangent, I have known many to think that "driving" is a RIGHT and not a privilege as set forth by our government. I get a lot of slack for this but basically: Rights can not be revoked except by due process such as a criminal conviction, usually a felony -- for example the right to vote. Privileges can be revoked or suspended administratively. If someone is a chronically unsafe driver, they will lose the privilege of driving. They can still come and go as they please, just not by driving themselves. BTW, I do not necessarily agree or disagree with it... it just so happens to be the way of our land right now.... So be clear on what your RIGHTS are as a United States citizen and what your PRIVILEGES are, because they both are entirely different.
I digress however.... you don't need to be able to drive in order to be a fully functional citizen. You don't even need to leave the house for that matter. You can envision and create your own income streams directly from the comfort of your home. Tired of getting up everyday at 6AM to work? Tired of your boss telling you how, when and where to do it? It is easier than ever to set the way you want to live your life. The past 10 years and onward to the future are an introvert's dream. You can not only sustain yourself and family without ever leaving the comforts of your domicile but can entertain them as well. You can buy about anything online (even groceries though you will pay a premium), pay bills, get paid, hire employees, all from the comfort of your home office.
I'm not an introvert, I do like people, thus getting out of my home office is a treat for me. I've been known to get into conversations with operators at a call center for hours... ask me what we talked about or how it started and I'd never be able to tell you... I just know it happened. I used to live in a multi-purpose (business and residential) high rise downtown, I'd have to avoid the lobby at times and walk up several flights of stairs just to avoid getting in a big conversation with someone on the way up to my apartment. Many times I would spend hours talking to people in the lobby or hallways of my building..... I enjoy people, I like talking to them... finding out what makes them tick... I don't regret one second of any conversations I've ever had in the confines of those halls... There are other times though that I do not want to be bothered, being alone is the order of the day... Guess I'm moody like that, or so I've been told.
My point is, no matter what your personality is, you can have your cake and eat it too in our virtual world. It's only going to get better. By using creative visualization and positive thinking, creating the world you want to live in is a definitive possibility... and it doesn't have to be Sim City either.. it can exist outside of your computer's CPU and even possibly outside of your mind. Get out there and make it happen.
So what you ask does this have to do with marketing? Well as some of you are aware, I am in the process of creating my own communications company.... It will be a combination of white label and systems I create myself... It will entail text messaging and mobile marketing services for several verticals. Because I will be developing my own infrastructure of sorts, I can drive the price down for those early adopters of my services. My mind is overflowing with ideas... my latest idea that I plan on incorporating into my schema is marketing with mobile hot spots. Yes, mobile hot spots, be on the lookout as I discuss my plans on making mobile hot spots a viable marketing solution for those we do business with.