Because of my very diverse online community, there is a good chance most of you don’t even know who Lebron James is. He is an extremely talented NBA basketball player who’s contract expired in Cleveland and became a ‘free’ agent last year. After much courting by the rest of the NBA teams, he chose Miami and then uttered the infamous words ‘I’m taking my talents to South Beach’ when he decided who won the ‘Lebron lottery’.
The whole process was ugly and not only did he listen to bad advice from his camp because he ended up looking like a total tool when it was all said and done; he became public enemy number 1 in Cleveland. However, as he is laughing all the way to the bank, he could probably give two hoots what others think about him.
Anyway, it’s only appropriate as I share with you what the next leg in my social journey looks like.
Can you be too social in social?
Apparently my wife thinks so; she was concerned social was becoming my mistress and it was hard for me to make an argument otherwise. Her biggest beef being how frivolous and time consuming it can be and how little of my efforts were leading to a ‘payday’.
Basically she said, sh*t or get off the pot; either do something business related that will drive traffic or write a book. I know the easy thing would be to talk about insurance, business, sales, leadership, etc. because that is what I know; I live it every day. But if you think social is being covered in here, tell me you don’t see those topics too.
I love my job; I have the best job ever…..most of the time. If you told me I could make a million dollars writing about any or all of those topics on my blog I still don’t know if it would be motivation enough to lead me down that path. I’m a glass half full guy, but my guess is I would probably make about $37.50 and putting a lot of time and effort into something that would be hard to keep my attention.
At least I’m truthful, right?
I would rather be famous than good
I have decided I’m going to write a book. I mean I should be able to knock one out in a couple of months, right? If I wrote a book I could write about anything I wanted. I might even use a pseudonym so I can write racy romance novels and not embarrass my kids.
I’m sure the copywriters purposely stay away from my site because they cringe every time they wade through one of my posts. I write like I talk; which is sometimes not the proper syntax and/or grammar. For an English speaking guy why in the heck was English one of my harder subjects? It’s because the teachers tried to take something very simple (talking and reading) and dress it all up and make it hard; I don’t care about nouns, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, on and on and on. As soon as they dropped into that talk, my mind was out the window.
Read I can do, and because I have always been a reader there are not many words that will stump me if I know the context in how it is being used. And because of this, I can write well enough. Not perfect, but I don’t talk perfect either………..so there……..
It was the best of times it was the worst of times
I’m serious; if nothing else, this just made my bucket list and all of you can say ‘I knew him when’.
I’m being facetious in this post and do not want to make light of the people I currently know who are toiling through this process, @TheJackB, @Berget, and @ExtremelyAverage to name a few; but with a gift of gab, an active imagination and a love of writing, let’s see where it takes me.
I might as well go to Hollywood and try to be an actor, huh? I’m not quitting the day job, but I am going on record as saying this is my next big project.
I know, not earth shattering and don’t be asking to borrow any damn money when I make it. However, I will invite you all to attend the taping of the Jay Leno show; @TheJackB said we could stay at his place.