Scott Robertson, APR: Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 2:49 PM
This morning I attended a Provisors (professional networking group) meeting in Orange County with a very interesting topic. It was “What do you believe in?” The idea being that if you’re going to refer business back and forth, shouldn’t you really know these people down to their core beliefs? And it got me thinking — hey, what do I believe in and do my clients know me?
Reminds me of that amazing monologue Kevin Costner as “Crash Davis” gives in Bull Durham. Some great stuff in there.
But with all of that in mind, I, Scott Robertson, of semi-sound mind and body believe in:
1. The Father, Son and Holy Spirit — life without faith is empty.
2. Love and Family — I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart almost 20 years ago and every day I discover something new to love about her and my two wonderful kids.
3. Being early for every meeting, event or appointment — I respect people’s time without exception.
4. Personal responsibility — come what may. What happens in my life is no one else’s fault or responsibility. It’s mine alone.
5. Not answering my phone when someone is in my office — I was always taught that the human being in front of you is most important. I also do not automatically answer the phone just because it’s ringing. I choose to under my own terms.
6. Less government — I am not a fan. They spend trillions and cause way more problems than they solve. I’m with the Founding Fathers in their mistrust and dislike of government. If that makes me a Libertarian, so be it.
7. Great live music — there is nothing like a good live band. I play in a bar band and I hope that we’re pretty good most nights. Music fuels me, drives me and inspires me.
8. Fall football games — football is unique among sports and is the greatest thing you can watch, although Fantasy Football is maddening at times.
9. That our attitude shapes the world around us and determines the course of our lives — Everything we take in is filtered through that prism. If the prism says the world is good, then it is. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.
10. That consumer confidence and spending are the only things about our economy that really matter. When we’re confident and spending money, our economy flourishes. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true.
11. Not messing with the supernatural — There are many things in this world that are beyond our understanding and I make it policy to leave those things alone.
12. The idea that “can’t” is a curse word and I never, ever use it because I don’t want my mind to hear me say it.
13. Humor — without it, life just wouldn’t be that funny.
14. The next challenge — Once I beat a video game on the hardest level, I rarely play it again. It’s the challenge that drives me and the more difficult the better. What else is there?
15. Not taking life too seriously. After all, none of us are getting out alive.
And I believe in doing great communications work for my clients and helping them achieve their business goals and dreams. Contact me and let’s talk about it.
Now that you’ve seen mine, what do YOU believe?