Although I’ve been posting on this blog for almost two months now, I’m only now getting ready for MY BIG LAUNCH. Yes, that’s right . . . I’ve been secretly writing away, learning, practicing, and really just figuring out how this whole blogging thing is going to work for me.
Today, as I’m reflecting on this whole process, I realized that Beth Hayden is a shortcut for me! (Remember last month when I wrote about Scott G. Halford’s book, Be a Shortcut: The Secret Fast Track to Business Success here, here and here?)
Here’s my thinking . . . . Beth has repeatedly solved problems for me and answered questions for me as I zipped along my learning curve. Obviously, she is an expert in the field of social media — but an expert who is always ready to learn something new. She’s well connected with other professionals and recognizes that her relationships are assets that she takes care of and also benefits from. She is generous and collaborative in her work — never hesitating to share the credit and the business.
So here’s the funny thing that I just figured out . . . . I don’t think Beth even knows that she’s a shortcut! She gets that she is more knowledgeable than most of us about social media. And, she believes that she is a professional woman providing good service at a fair price. But, I’m not so sure that she knows that she’s a shortcut for me and many other professionals.
And, that’s got me wondering . . . are there shortcuts in your life who don’t even know that they make your life easier? If so, you have a perfect opportunity for you to say “thank you” and point it out. If you know of a shortcut that you are going to thank today, drop me a line tell us why. A little public recognition can go a long way when giving cuddos to your shortcuts!