Hello folks, As I write this it is Halloween day. Here a lot of people get dressed up in fun costumes and have parties. It is all very colourful and as usual there are the usual selection of werewolves,Draculas,Frankensteins, Mummies as well as the odd dead person covered in blood or a zombie.And no doubt a few politicians like Trump will get a good outing!
It’s cool and one should celebrate in some way this level of imagination in our lives. It saves you from dull uniform drabness. In my opinion marketing too should have an element of imagination and fun. Yes we want to get products out there and into peoples’ lives but isn’t it better if we can have some fun doing it.
I have written about being yourself before but it is always worth reminding ourselves about. The Oscar Wilde quote runs thus:’Be yourself. All the other parts are taken’. People often think in this business they have to fall over themselves trying to be like someone else. As though the imitation of another person would be a better deal than the real version of themselves. Seriously it is a waste of time trying. On the other hand it IS a good idea to model things that other successful marketers are doing.
This does not involve aping another marketer, but seeing that if something is working for him, then that might just work for you. Modelling the things successful people do is the very stuff of becoming a success yourself. But one can only ever do it in a personal to oneself way. This is why so many art forgeries fail under detailed scrutinisation. The brush strokes give the forger away.He just cannot hold his brush quite the same as the original artist, however much he tries. So just be yourself and happily so!
To move this a stage further do not just be yourself but be FULLY yourself. I do not know if you know the film Dead Poets’ Society- a film about a school in which the English teacher, played by the late and often great Robin Williams, in which a group students are taken to a special place to learn esoteric secrets about life. The main point really is to undergo an initiation into the works of Walt Whitman and to understand his view on life, and learn them fully, but the lesson serves across arts in general. Living life to the full and absolutely is something not be skimped on. ‘Suck the marrow to bone’ is the exhortation to the students.
Expressed another way one might say that conforming to the dull and stultifying norms society seems to reward is no way to enjoy living. ‘Suck the marrow to bone’. Of course in the film tragedy occurs and a student kills himself and the experience is ended as the teacher is sacked, and the dull replaces the exceptional once again, as this is a film and we are meant to accept our dull lives, because they are worthy. In reality this is not the case. But the lesson is one for eternity. Be ourselves and do it fully. Don’t apologise for it!
As a bit of a poet myself these things are not easily lost on me. I have not always subscribed to the dull conventions and norms of the mainstream really, and that is that and I fully intend to ‘suck the marrow from the bone’ and make it count!
So ‘Captain,my Captain…’ thank you for giving me your attention. It is always valuable to me.
Don’t forget there is a Free product I am promoting which is for Dean Holland’s ‘The Perfect Offer.’
You can follow this url and you will find:https://mikeram.clickfunnels.com/optingx65g1dk