Stuff My Dad Used to Say.

So most of you reading this (I think) know about the Twitter account Sh*tmydadsays that’s morphed into a popular TV show.  My dad, while humorous, did not have much to say that was television worthy.  He did however have a couple of sayings that I still subscribe to today.  The most important one has to be: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”  I know, I know nothing earth shattering or extremely unique.  However, how many of us really take this saying and apply it to our daily lives?  If you’re anything like me, you find yourself so busy everyday that you are caught in a perpetual struggle of deciding what is a priority, how you can get it done as quick as possible and what you need to move on to next.  If you ask me, this is a huge problem.

There may not be anything any of us can do to decrease our workloads, but we certainly can make adjustments to where we place our emphasis: quality or quantity.  Personally I would rather do 1 or 2 things extremely awesome rather than 5-10 things in a routine fashion.  I’m not that special, but if I’m going to associate my name with some project or assignment, you can bet I am going to make sure it is done well.

So why am I blogging about this.  Honestly, I don’t know.  If I had to give an answer, I would have to say that there are a lot of people who are stuck in the cycle of completing tasks/jobs, moving on to the next task/job, and could not care less about the product they produce.  This does not sit well with me.  I think a lot of us need to pay closer attention to the lesson’s of our father’s.  In today’s internet-based world and poor economy there are hundreds if not thousands of people waiting for an opportunity to prove their worth and those of us who do not concentrate on producing the best possible products/results for our customers are bound to see our workloads dwindle.

So, what lessons did you learn from your dad that have shaped the way you do business today?


So much to say…

So, this is blogging, eh?  I’ve been saying I’m going to start blogging for such a longtime, this was inevitable.  With so many media outlets and different distribution channels out there it amazes me how easily they all integrate into one another.  Other than on the internet, where do we see so much cooperation?  Nowhere.  Anyhow, if you’re reading this, you are probably asking yourself “What value could this blog possibly offer me?”  That’s what it’s all about right?  The exchange of your time to read a post for the knowledge or insight you gain for taking the time to read it.  Well, you probably won’t take too much away from this one.  It’s my first post.  Cut me some slack.

So, why would you want to come back?  I could tell you that I’m a really nice guy and all sorts of stuff like that, but what would be the point of that?  Honestly, you can expect me to talk a lot about social media, marketing, apple products, video games and a whole bunch of other geeky sort of stuff.  If none of this sounds interesting to you, well, it was nice knowin’ ya.  If something I said does sound worthwhile, I hope you’ll check back.

As for the title I chose, well, like I said I’ve been talking about blogging for a long time.  During that time I always thought my first blog title should be “So Much to Say” you know, like the DMB song.  I feel like there’s a lot communication capital floating around the internet and everyone seems to have “So Much to Say”.  In my opinion, I feel a lot of the good stuff gets lost.  I’m not saying what I have to say is the “good stuff”, but I am saying that not many social media “gurus”, “wizards”, “ninjas” or whatever they want to call them self are really focusing on the right thing: Providing value to their fans, followers etc.

Since this is my first blog there’s not much value here.  Call me a hypocrite.  Call me Santa Clause.  Call me whatever.  If you are interested in value, I’d say check back.  I might have some for you.  No promises though.

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