When I first joined Active Rain last year, the first thing I read here was the "Mission" Statement: "A FREE Online Network and Community for helping to Promote and Grow Your Business!" Helping promote and grow business is exactly what I had been doing for the clients in my area for many years. This made it a seamless and easy transition to "join" Active Rain as a new member. (then, only 28,000 members) That's when I discovered the power of Blogging.
For those of you who have been following my Blog, (and life in general) know what an incredible journey it has been for me and my family this year! It has been absolutely, one of the most challenging and "Life Changing" years we have ever endured. The most recent experience was that my Brother, who I hadn't seen in over 41 years (we were separated as children), found me on Active Rain. I still can't believe it!! There are countless stories of how this Network has changed my life, and I have also witnessed what it has done for hundreds thousands of others around me. The success stories here go way beyond just marketing and growing our business!!
A couple of weeks ago, I received a call from my friend Jeff Turner whom I have followed, admired and respected since I joined back in February last year. He asked me a simple, but life changing question. "Brad, at the end of the day, when you look in the mirror, are you really really happy? Are you doing what you are most passionate about?" I have to admit, that question made me realize it had been a long time since I had looked in a mirror! It was an awakening of the "Giant" within me. Thanks Jeff, look what you've done now!! :-)
Today, I am announcing that I am no longer "The Escrow Guy!" The Title and Escrow Industry is going to have to say "Goodbye" to Brad Andersohn. There have been so many great relationships established and wonderful memories built over the past many years, I will always value and respect them deeply. Now it's time for me to move on, and chase my dreams and passions. One of which, is to be a part of the most Dynamic and Creative Networks and TEAMS in the Country, Active Rain. This opportunity and experience tops them all!!
When Bob Stewart and Jonathan Washburn called me yesterday about becoming part of the AR TEAM (OK, so I pushed them a little... LOL), they asked me what I could bring to the Company and why I felt I should be a part of their TEAM? My response was, "MY PASSION!" I believe that if you love what you do, really love it, then nothing else will ever matter. Life will just keep opening doors and creating opportunities that will bring even more joy and true happiness to you, and to others around you! Today, I am excited beyond what my words can express!
There are sooooo many of you that I have become so fond of, and very close to. I feel like I know YOU better than I know some of my own neighbors and friends. So, having said all this, I am proud to say that I am no longer just a member of the Active Rain Community, I'm now a part of the family and TEAM. I am committed to helping our members, and determined to provide the support they may need. My goal is to help our communities become more familiar and comfortable with ALL the Active Rain products, tools and services here to promote and grow their relationships and business.
Wait till you see what's coming... There are so many great things ahead and in store for this community, I am very honored and lucky to be a part of the TEAM here at Active Rain.
I look forward to serving our community, the staff, the members and ALL of my MANY friends here. My door and phone line are always open to you. I will do my best to come out and meet every single one of you. (ok..that may take a couple years LOL) Thank you Active Rain, for entrusting me with this great opportunity and responsibility, and "Thank You" to ALL the members of this FANTASTIC community for the love and support you have given me and my family over this past year. We are Blessed, because you have truly Blessed us!! :-)
Read Bob Stewart's Post: MORE>>>
Thank You All Sincerely,
Active Rain Corp.
PS. This is a "Special Edition" Post: My #200th Post on Active Rain!!