Today is my birthday. I celebrated with friends and family at a small party.
Only 16 people attended.
One person sent me an actual birthday card in the mail.
One person sent me an email card.
One person sent me birthday wishes via LinkedIn.
One person sent me birthday wishes via Instagram.
A few people called me on my mobile.
A few people sent SMS texts.
Even Google gave me a personalised birthday Google Doodle.
No-one on Twitter sent me birthday wishes.
But well over 200 people (at last count) from all over the world have sent me birthday messages on my facebook wall – and the day isn’t even over yet.
That’s one of the reasons that I love the mobile lifestyle and working from phone.
It’s not just birthdays, there’s lots of times when even the people who love and care about you most can’t actually be there for you.
But there’s always someone on social media who will engage with you. Social media is about social – it’s about community.
Whether you need answers to a work question, emotional encouragement when you’re feeling down or just someone to share your life with – when you work from phone, there’s always someone “at work” who you can reach out to.
If there’s anything you want me to do for you, that can be done via phone and online, please leave a comment below and let’s work together!