As 2018 begins, I reflect on a grateful journey that has been full of amazing blessings, challenging times, treasured moments, unlimited opportunities, and endless life lessons that has strengthened my mental approach to living. As each of my life passages unfold, I am reminded that the importance of a strong and positive attitude is imperative to living a full life. As my 58th year on this planet begins, I realize the older I get, the quicker the years clip by. Yet, when I reflect on my life and the past year starting my own business, I marvel at the many things I have learned. Having developed deep-rooted optimism over the years, I am both faithful and confident for continued success in 2018 and beyond.
I began 2017 with an array of uncertainties, how to’s, what if’s and just plain anxiousness. Resigning from a position I held for 20 years and leaving a steady pay check, health insurance and retirement benefits can be frightening. But my optimistism is so strong. It had to be. No choice.
Optimistic people do not let adversity define who they are. They use optimism to move past doubts, comfort, routine, setbacks, misfortunes and hard knocks, to reach their goals, set beyond them. By moving toward a renewed goal, they transcend and circumnavigate past any wavering, hesitation, or indecision to execute their plan.
That is what I did. My optimism resulted in 33 clients, 8929 people visiting my web site, and countless relationship-building meetings in 2017. Wow! What a year. Thank you.
My little start up company did ok. I made a living, and that’s all anyone should what and need in life. As 2018 unfolds, I pray that I keep developing, maturing, and growing in faithful and amazing ways.
My mission has not changed from the beginning of last year.
Jim Strawn & Company is a West Virginia-based marketing company that specializes in helping civic organizations, non-profits, municipalities, associations and businesses of all sizes engage their customers and followers through results-driven marketing strategies.
I have always enjoyed the marketing world. To me, it is ALL about the people. I am people-person who enjoys telling the stories of organizations, companies, charities and people who move our community forward in a positive way.
The word community means a series of relationships, and in West Virginia we thrive on these relationships. I know I do. I have been so fortunate to have fostered many wonderful relationships over my 57 years in my beloved state of West Virginia.
I am an energetic leader doing my part to make America and my home state of West Virginia, a better place to live, learn, work and play. I am an author, TV show host, speaker, marketing strategist, blogger, event planner, fundraiser, radio personality, public servant and professor.
Jim Strawn & Company creates engaging marketing strategies which includes social media marketing, media relations, and branding. They also create value with relevant content, timely and regular posts, and story-telling which result in long-term rewards.
William James once said, “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.”
I am confident my attitude of optimism and faith will continue to carry me through this new year with new ventures and take me to heights unforeseen.
If Jim Strawn & Company can help you or your organization, please call 304-541-4756 or send an email to JamesWStrawn@Gmail.com.