So I move into my new place today in San Diego, Serra Mesa to be exact. The day is finally here, i had to go through working at a job with no pay for 1 and a half, another job waking up at 5:30 to getting there at 6:30. Now I have finally reached the job I going to be for as long as the waves keep moving. I'm really diggin this new job. I am a brand specialist and I help people build there brands by helping them produce products that actually help make them money. I hear a lot of people talking about being a Branding person but they do not have the products needed to give there clients what they need, when the ball starts to roll. Let's say I wanted someone to brand for me, I would need the following to really see results. I would need a website, I would need hats, shirts, free stuff to give away. I would need a sick website that brought me business and focused on my client retention, seo, my presentation of me, I would need a marketing plan that show actual results. I would need a team that would be very, very consistent that would allow me to be myself and figure out how to understand me and what I was all about. I would need someone or a company who would genuinely care about me and what I am trying to do and dig deep to figuring out what my goals are and what my Why to life is. I would need to see how my products make a difference and honestly make me feel like I am the most important client ever and my brand more then I understand myself.
Branding is a word used so much now and all its really is just great marketing. If you are reaching out to spread a message or an idea for people to get to know who your are and what you are about or what you do it's marketing. At the end of the day, most people who are trying to brand/market them selves are doing it to make money. The word Brand I guess from what I've read from other websites, articles and books is a much more serious word because it is more intentional for the person being branded but its still marketing just with more fluff.
Now with my new job, since I am titled a Brand Specialist I am trying to figure out how to really deliver real value to my clients. One of the things I am personally working on is my organization. I have been working here for about a month now and with the way we get clients and how we have to go and find them for new business or find ways to stay in front of our previous clients is a major key. Like yesterday I had about 5 clients I am working with right now. One works for this billion dollar company and I am getting her shirts made. It is a simple job, a suggested these nice soft american apparel like shirt that she loves as there shirt of choice. Then for the design we are using there logo. The shirts are for an event they are having on August 29th. One of the things I plan on doing to really show I care is once the shirts are sent off, let her know. The when the delivery date show they have been delivered follow up again and make sure the delivery process was okay and ask her opinion on the shirts. After that give her a call a could days after the event to see how the event went and ask if she enjoyed herself and see how if anyone she passed them out to had anything to say about the shirts. Then I'll wait a few more days just to follow up again and thank her for her business and send her a hand written thank card. Since I am new to the company and my goal is to be the most hopeful nicest fuckin person my client has ever dealt with.
One thing I have noticed working at my job is how lazy most people are. A couple of my co-workers just make a order with someone and move on to the next. I don't think that is good business. I think as a person who is in business and a person trying to establish yourself as a figure you need to treat all people like they will help make you a million dollars. Finding great customer service really is hard to find because people just don't care, to care that much. I have found a way to like what I do, thats why why I quit the two other jobs I had. I didn't like it so I left, yes I went through some hard fuckin times but thats the beauty of family and friends. They had my back, so even though I wasn't making any money, they diid not allow me to focus on that. And I didn't want to focus on that, I am not going to to say I never had negative things going through my mind occasionally. But I found the best way to rid of negative emotions is to find someone you trust and let it out. Let out ALL your emotions and feelings so you can hear yourself. I think our words are GOD and once you hear yourself say how frustrated and angry you are, let it out and move the fuck on and do something about it. Life is not going to be fucking easy if you want to be successful. But if you never see, feel or hear anything to make you go through the negative time. It's hard to see growth and where you come from. I will continue this conversation another day, I gotta go to work now. I find it best for me to write early in the morning then at night. Things flow a whole lot better for me.
I am not going to make the time to go back and re read this. Cuz I gotta go and I am up to my 1000 word a day challenge to myself. This is something that makes me feel proud of. It's like a early morning accomplishment. Thanks if you read this whole thing through. My goal it to tell my story and let the world know who I am and what I am about and what I care about. Bless