On a day when I really had no intention of posting, despite the eight drafts in my WIP folder, I got an email I simply could not pass. It was about you.
LinkedIn is one of the social networks where I have a relatively good following and network with professionals around the world in a number of different fields. I have had the pleasure of working with some powerhouse entrepreneurs and corporations during my career. My recommendations are coveted as a result.
While I rarely ask for recommendations, even in reciprocity, I have had many. I still get them. Some are a shock. I never realize how I influence people until someone tells me. (What a redundant statement: You never know until you learn.)
Generally, I am oblivious beyond the immediate result of our project. We get a store profitable; we finish an election; we win a client’s case; we publish a book. That I see. It is the personal effect and the corporate ripples from those projects which surprises me. It means I am still influencing corporate culture outside my own companies.
What about me?
You play a part in that. Today, I received one of those stock emails you never really expect. The M3 Blog has come a long way in its first year. When I renewed my hosting this week, I even bought it a new domain: TheM3Blog.com
M3 has seen a few million viewers. We are currently heading toward the four-millionth page view. Considering Internet statistics, The M3 Blog is influential. Numbers are cold and boring. They give accountants a bad name for having no personality.
When people, flesh and blood (FAB) people, take their time to publicly acknowledge M3, I literally blush. Shy smile, dipped chin, lowered eyes, rosy cheeks, blush. Can you imagine my reaction to this?
If The M3 Blog is a part of your world corporately or personally, connect with me on LinkedIn. To everyone who has endorsed me, my sincerest gratitude.
I tell you. Still, it sounds so inadequate. You are the reason I come to the screen everyday. Thank you.
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