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photo by olivier blanchard 2008

photo by olivier blanchard 2008

It isn’t every day that I get to make a difference.

Most days, I am lucky to put out a few fires, return some emails, get some work done and maybe say or write something of value.

But yesterday, I was handed a very precious and unexpected gift, packaged in simple words of genuine thanks and raw excitement.

It doesn’t matter whom or why or how or where. The specifics of the exchange aren’t important. What is important though is this: People came together. People exchanged ideas. People started seeing the world differently. I brought a tiny little match, and together, we turned it into a blazing bonfire.

And that, boys and girls, is the kind of thing that puts a VERY big smile on my face.

There is nothing better than watching a group of folks enthusiastically  and collectively tap into their passion to reconnect with your own.

This brand/business strategy thing I do – it may not seem very important in the grand scheme of things, and most days it’s just busy work like any other job out there, but to the people and organizations I touch, sometimes – it gets to make a profound difference. For me, there is serious magic in that.

Seeing that spark awaken, witnessing those subtle eureka moments roll over a crowd, watching faces beam at the thought of new possibilities, I have to admit that it’s pretty hard to beat.

I am very lucky to be able to do what I do, and I am pretty sure that I will never take any of this for granted.

Thanks so much for being a part of what makes my career path so rewarding. Have a great weekend, everyone. 🙂

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