I walked into the Indianapolis Apple Store this week in search of some motivation. I have started my own blogging/social media business and desperately want a new laptop and camera to accompany this new venture. Being financially "in transition," adequate funds didn't follow me in the store. Getting a price point was necessary for my goal setting and inspiration board.
I got much more. I met Fred. He gave me a tour of the sleek and shiny objects that I want so badly and provided that data and motivation I sought. I explained to him that I am a blogger and was building an inspiration board in an effort to seek a focus for a new, more professional blog than my Random Thoughts and Corn Stalks. That opened up our conversation onto another level. I learned that Fred is a photographer (with actual film), student, and a volunteer in the homeless community. Within this 20-minute encounter, Fred suggested a blog focus that I had started to flush out two months ago, affirming my idea. I quickly connected with a this young man from just a chance encounter.
I sauntered out of that store with more motivation than I could have expected - a deep yearning to buy a MacBook Air (from Fred, of course), and a new connection that rocked my day. Perhaps you gathered the blog's focus by the title. Instead of telling you, I will show you...very soon.