Over the years, I’ve really fallen in love with the ability to share and connect with you through my social channels. Never before has it been easier and faster to create, share, and connect. In a digital age where it’s possible to live in our own little bubble, it can often feel technology is better at isolating us than connecting. What I’ve found though, is the opposite. I can think of the countless names I’ve seen in my feeds for years, and now with platforms like instagram (add me here), I can not only share my thoughts, ideas, and happenings 1-to-many, but we can chat 1:1 — almost in real-time. It’s like having the internet on my speed dial.
On a trip to London, half-way across the world, many of you asked to meet up while I was there — so within a few hours of landing, we were able to find a place, invite whoever wanted/could come via all my social channels to meet at a small local pub.
While I will always advocate being present in the moment and with those around you, digital actually does do a great job of connecting us too. Instagram in particular has enabled me to more quickly communicate with you 1:1 in the moments in between meetings, riding in cars, and waiting for elevators.
The London was a great turn out for such short notice. Thanks to all who came out. Clearly real life does not scale as much as digital does, but it’s always amazing to have a meeting of the minds and to put a real face to a name. For those I missed – hopefully we catch up on the next one. Thanks so much for following and connecting — I plan to do more of these meet ups in the near future and will be traveling over the next few months. Let me know in the comments what major city would work for you.
Arriving in London [0:16] Connecting with Snapchat [1:22] Planning a meetup [1:53] Meeting with Virgin [3:31] The London Meetup [4:04] Chasing Dreams vs. Lack of Hard Work [4:32] Pricing strategy [5:13]
Links From The Episode
“You Can Have It” by Fresh Espresso: https://www.facebook.com/FreshEspresso
“Everytime” by Saptune: https://soundcloud.com/saptune
“How Can I” by Mounika: https://soundcloud.com/mounika-beat