Thursday, May 7, 2009

Making Someone's Day ...

Several weeks ago I made a decision to use LinkedIn ( in conjunction with my web page and this blog as my main venue's out into the virtual and business world. As such, I have been spending time out there updating my profile and expanding my connections. Today was just one of those virtual moments that made someone's day, and gave me a smile as well.

Out on LinkedIn I noticed someone I had lost touch with connected to a connection and sent him an invite. Didn't take more than a few minutes and the acceptance came back. I downloaded his vcard (something I really like about LinkedIn) and was comparing his latest contact info with what I had before. I wasn't sure about the phone number and was digging around. Well, go figure, he was doing the same thing and the phone rang and there on caller ID was his number. Deja Vu all over again.

We had a great talk. Times are tough out there and I'm starting up a business, he is trying to find his way into something, but we had a great talk about successes we had together in the past. We both shared what was going on and current challenges. At the end of the call, he made the statement that he'd been a bit down, but reconnecting and having our discussion, it just made his day and put a big smile on his face. Even in the virtual world, put one on mine too and gave me a lift as well.

Seemed like the type of event that belonged in a blog and share that good things are happening even as many are re-finding themselves and are scattered a bit to the wind. Gets me all pumped up to make someone else's day.

Who knows, might even drive some business together ...