March 14, 2006

The Power of Belief (Redux)

I wrote about my sea change in presenting a pitch solely based on the things I believe here. I promised an update and wonderfully those people who I was pitching to bought my vision of the world. Well, at least they bought me as a person and therefore I have a new role starting in mid April. I'll talk more about it when the time is right but suffice it to say it is looking after a company's online brand. So in one fell swoop I get to focus on the things that interest me and hopefully implement the ideas I believe in.

I am now very excited by the prospect and a little annoyed that I can't get going on it straight away - (I have to see out the notice period on my contract).

One thing I do want to mention is that without blogging I would not have got to where I wanted to be as I have had a lot of advice, ideas and friendship from people online (and in real life) to help me with this. I put it together and did the deed however a quick pointer to the people whose ideas I used (and referenced) hopefully not too gushing and in no particular order:

Johnnie Moore for ideas regarding improv, sound advice and some dessert rather than desert and of course Beyond Branding (well his part of it and the blog).
Curt Rosengren - whose passion catalyst website and books slowly inspired me to use belief
Hugh McLeod - the power of something to believe in is infinte, carttons and of couse Stormhoek wine as a case study
James Cherkoff - whose Open Source Marketing and Open Sauce with Johnnie got me firmly hooked on this way of thinking
Stuart Smith - who first introduced me to complexity theory and keeps wanting to work with me (strange fellow :) )
Tomi Ahonen and Alan Moore for Communities Dominate Brands which just puts it in the right way for me.

And my lovely wife, who grounds me and allows me to soar.

Talk to all of these people and you start to get a view of the world that makes more sense than it does for most business and work now.

Blimey... how do I follow that as a post? Answers as always on the metaphorical postcard. By the way, did I mention I was happy :) ?

Posted by Paul Goodison at March 14, 2006 02:17 PM | TrackBack

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Congratulations on the new role, it sounds like an opportunity in many ways.

We WILL do that coffee soon!


Posted by: Peter at March 16, 2006 09:16 PM

Paul: That sounds great... looking forward to hearing more!

Posted by: Johnnie Moore at March 23, 2006 08:00 AM

That's great news Paul - best of luck. Sounds like a case of true passion winning through!!

Posted by: James Cherkoff at March 23, 2006 11:05 AM
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