So yesterday I got a call from BBC Radio Lincolnshire. I was on my own at work, not busy and trying to shake off the Man-Flu that knocked me sideways last week. I very seldom let illness slow me down, more habit than anything, but on the weekend I was in a bit of a state, shaking, shivering, coughing all night.
So I’m slowly on the mend, pottering about, and thankful that there’s nothing too taxing happening, when the BBC call.
‘Hi, it’s BBC radio Lincolnshire, can we come and have a chat about the theft of vans in Lincolnshire? We’ve seen your Facebook posts and think it’s worth talking to you’.
The Lizard brain immediately tells me NO!…so I take this as a good sign.
Ok, so this is what happens when you start putting content out in the world. For the last five months I’ve committed myself to publish three articles every week, answering the questions that customers have. The concept is called ‘They Ask You Answer‘ and encourages transparencey in the business. It’s all about helping customers to get the information no-one else will give them. This help trebled my web traffic in just five months, but more of that another time.
So the BBC are coming to talk about van security, why they’re being stolen and what owners can do about it. This is a great example of how my life has changed, not by accident, but by design. I love this quote from Steve Jobs and am now starting to believe it’s ok to ‘Bash into the walls’
“When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it… Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
I’m looking forward to ‘Bashing into the walls’ today. I should be nervous, I’m well aware of my accent and am not really sure what I’m going to say, and that’s ok.
More on this when it’s done.