The little girl in the photo is me on my 6th birthday. Back then, I could find the fun in almost anything… except eating broccoli. Broccoli is still disgusting and should be banned from all grocery stores! Just saying…
What advice would you give your younger self?
If you could write a letter to your younger self with some sage advice, what would it be? (No, sure-fire financial gain from stock market picks/betting on sports is not allowed.) Reminder: Your net worth does not equal your self-worth!
I suspect that most of the advice people would give would go one of three ways:
1. If you have worked ridiculously hard your whole life, the advice would be to take more time to have fun and relax. It will all work out.
2. If you have sat back most of your life and just gotten by, you may tell yourself to try harder.
3. Some would say they would not change a thing, just go for it and see what happens and that is what they did.
Whatever your answer is… you can apply the same question to your marketing. Take a moment and ask yourself, “is my current marketing working?” Do I need to pull back? Do more? Keep on rock’ it!? Just like you take time to review your P&L and production results, taking a look at what is working and not working in your marketing is critical to get the right message to the right people at the right time. (no pressure!)
As for the advice I’d give my younger self, it would be “don’t stop finding the fun in everything you do!” And, this is the advice I give myself each morning when I wake up! Adulting can be hard, that doesn’t mean it can also be fun.
What would you say to your younger self?