Little Things Matter
I like the internet of the past few years. The sharing economy is nice. I don’t care if under-promising and over-delivering is a marketing tactic, it’s positive. I like companies like Uber because making user experience is a priority. Drivers are friendly, they don’t speed and many offer you water or snacks, phone chargers, conversation and drivers genuinely seem to love what they are doing. More of that please. Simple niceties go along way and are contagious. Compound effect of happiness.
I like passion. I like being able to write or say what’s on my mind. I like transparency today in social media and here on Medium with people sharing their habits and fitness routines and struggles and fears and wins and losses. Some may be marketing driven, but some just real. The internet has become a safe place for many and often has opened doors for people to make a living and fix themselves in the process. I like that. I like people who try. I like honesty. I like hard work. I like opportunity and anything is possible mentality.
I write on Medium everyday and have several other self-inflicted daily goals because I want to make a living doing what I love, but I am not exactly certain what that is. So I create and let my voice sing and develop until it feels right or doors open. It may be naive, but the more I put my energy out there, the more good things happen. Little things, but things that matter. When people acknowledge or appreciate me being me, I want to give more. It’s powerful to let your freak flag fly and have others give you a wink or nod of, yeah, keep going.
Showing up everyday for me has purpose. It is helping me move forward and I think I am inspiring some others to create more and find their passion. It’s okay to do more of what you love, even if you are not certain where it will lead. Or, at least that is what I keep telling myself. Give yourself permission to explore you.
I do not like conflict and seek harmony in everything I do. This is not always a recipe for success in business, but it’s who I am. I like when people get along and respect each other. I’m a caregiver at heart, and I root for the underdog and those who are compassionate and kind at their core. My mother never criticized anyone. Ever. She always found the good in people and it was not something she worked at. It was just the way she was. I have some of my mother in me to a degree and I try to share it in my daily creations. I am by no means a saint, I just believe in karma and being nice is always the way to go. I try to keep my rants unbiased and never criticize others online just for the sake of making a point because negative rarely serves a purpose. I think people today want and need good vibes and positive energy. It sure beats the alternative.
My online journey has been organic and a work in progress. I am putting myself out the only way I know how. My way. I’m a dabbler and an explorer of tools and creativity and it’s always the journey for me that motivates me, not the prize. I’m going to do my part to be positive and helpful and I know that my tribe and future clients or source of income will grow around the good vibes that are important to me. I can go blue and be sad from time to time, but I keep that in check and do what it takes to turn it around. I’ll share both if it is necessary as I believe in ebb and flow and life is full of ups and downs, but complaining and dwelling on the negative serves little purpose. I like the quote I heard John Lee Dumas say on Snapchat, “your vibe attracts your tribe.” I believe this to be true. Keep it real.