When I collaborate on projects with people, I find ambition as being one of those attributes that can’t be replaced with any other. In my school of graphic designers I was struck by the amount of people who simply threw their lots in to the wind, and followed orders from teachers. As a web marketer, or someone looking to represent a brand on the web, there simply isn’t time for “seeing how things end up.” There has to be experimentation and failure, and getting up and trying again.
“A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.”-Pearl Bailey
My web design, and web strategy is characterized by persistance, and intention. Every movement is deliberate. Nothing is left to chance. I am excited this month to be putting out advertisements in VitaMN magazine, a local magazine in Minneapolis, and continuing aggressively self-promoting through Social Media in Minneapolis. I not only am trying to garner new business, connections, and possible collaborators in the Twin Cities, I’m learning these skills in the process to apply them for clients that I will be helping market.
There really is no reason to shudder, or hide the ambition that is in each one of us as representatives of a brand. Besides being tactful, friendly, and helping others to find solutions to their problems, we can have fun communicating our excitement about the brands we represent. That Drive is a competitive advantage.