Monday, 11 April 2011

It's NOT about me - it's all about YOU!

This week I've decided to start a little bit of promoting via Twitter.

I've got a few followers now and I was thinking about how I could help them. What's the point of us all being connected if we don't get to know each other? But it's tricky.

We are all mega busy, running around each day, running our businesses, wading through hundreds of emails, arranging meetings, looking afer customers, more meetings, business networking, tweeting, Facebook postings, LinkedIn discussions, Q&A on Quora, conversations on Ecademy, wandering aimlessly around Second Life, recording videos, uploading them to YouTube and Viddler and Vimeo, tweeting, recording audios, uploading them to audioboo or burning them to CD, or trying to figure out how to get them onto our website, tweeting, writing blogs, writing books, writing eBooks, writing posts on forums, email marketing, writing press releases, arranging your new business cards, doing your accounts, keeping on top of your cash flow and so on and so on and so on!

And that's just the business side of things. Our personal lives can be just as hectic and we often have to find time to make arrangements for that during our working hours too. Looking after our loved ones, arranging parties, booking holidays, school trips, children's activities during the holidays, arranging the Mum & Dad taxi service for all your children's parties and functions, shopping, family visits etc...

So I know you're all busy.

Which is why I thought I'd spend some time this week helping you.

I'm going to radmomly promote 2 of my followers' businesses on Twitter every day this week. At 11:30am and 2:30pm  and 11:45am and 2:45pm each day, UK time.

I love people and I love helping people and I realised that whilst I do ReTweet a lot of people's content; I've not done much promoting of other people's businesses.

Zig Ziglar said "If we help enough people get what they want, we'll eventually get what we want".

I hope this will bring me closer to some of my followers and we will get to know each other. I think that's one of the wonderful things about life; it will be great to surprise a few followers with my tweets and it's just nice to help people.I know how it feels when I get a testimonial from someone or when someone says something nice about me and my business.

It's those random acts of kindness that we don't often make enough time for in life. So many people are too busy bigging themselves up and trying to sell and promote their own products and services that they forget about the other people. It's NOT about me! It's all about YOU!

So I'm sorry I can't help with your hectic daily schedules in your business and family lives! But I hope my random week of kindness will at least put a smile on your face and who knows - we may go from just being followers of each other on Twitter to real life friends.


John W Lewis said...

Well done Dickie, this is a particularly generous and direct way of contributing to your network of friends on Twitter.

In one sense, and in a good way, I have to say that this is not surprising because you are always extremely generous about helping others anyway! For example, you immediately helped me with a specific issue in your field of expertise, when I asked for your help, just the other day.

On the other hand, what is great about your initiative is that you have described a specific way of sharing your experience of your friend's businesses.

What a great example to others! (Note to self ...!)

dickiearmour said...

You are a true gent!!
Thank you for your kind words and taking time out of your busy day to post your comment.

I think it's something I'll continue throughout April and May. It's felt good today and I've had some great responses so far.

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