Friday With The Farmer's Wife: A Fishing Pond and a Social Media Platform - Both Need Experts to Build

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The Farmer wanted to build a bigger pond on the property where we live.  The pond  in existence was approximately one-half acre and needed some major renovation.   Instead of just repairing the current pond, he decided to start completely over and build something much bigger and much better.  He has a vision of a huge three acre pond stocked with fish with a long pier extending into the water for the grandchildren to fish from.  This would mean that the current pond be drained and dredged before construction of the new pond was started.

The Farmer never considered doing the work himself.  He doesn't have the time, the equipment or the expertise.  He said "I know little about pond construction but I know someone who is the best of the best.  He is the one I want to build this pond."  He reached out to the contractor, made the necessary arrangements and the work has begun.  Here is a picture of the pond currently under construction:

 

 

Several weeks ago, after reading Michael Hyatt's new book, Platform, I made the decision to build a bigger social media platform.  My current platform is limited and it needs some major renovation.  Instead of repairing what I currently had, I knew I needed to "drain and dredge" to build a platform which would be much bigger and much better.

I never considered doing the work myself.  I do not have the time nor the expertise.  But, like the Farmer, I knew someone who I considered to be the best of the best in this field of social media.  I reached out to her with the details of what I wanted to build, made the necessary arrangements and the work has begun.  My personal  blog site, www.LouiseThaxton.net is now currently "under construction".

Both of these projects are important to us.  The Farmer has a vision of a great fishing pond and I have a vision of a huge social media platform.  We could have attempted the projects on our own.  But to do so, would  cost us in time, energy, and possibly even more money by taking our focus off of our businesses. 

The benefits are huge when you make the decision to  hire professionals who are experts in areas in which you are not.  Whether it be a contractor for a pond or a social media coach for an expanded social media platform, it pays dividends to enlist the expertise of the best of the best. 

Do you have a big project you want to accomplish but need the help of an expert?

 

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Raymond E. Camp
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Good afternoon Louise,

I hope the "drought" does not affect this endeavor of a bigger pond.

Good luck with your social platform.

Make yourself a great weekend.

Aug 10, 2012 04:27 AM #1
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Raymond - LOL!  You are right - it might be two years for the pond to fill up!  BUT it might take me two years to build my platform!

Aug 10, 2012 04:43 AM #2
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Louise,

Amen, the DIY mentality is fine if one has the expertise.  The important thing to remember is that one has to have a vision and a strategy, it took us 4 years of blogging to reach over a million people internationally.  We did not spread ourselvess thin, we just spread ourselves where the market is...a big difference over those who believe that a million followers on Twitter or Facebook is the end all be all...LOL A

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