Each person who signs up for the email list gets the option of having a Primility wristband mailed to them (for free) by me.
Make that five!
The wrist you see there is Darren DeMatas’, founder and Chief Lemonade Maker at Intertwine Marketing. I had the great pleasure of meeting Darren at Authority Intensive 2014 and he signed up to join the Primility movement almost immediately after we returned.
I’m so glad I got the chance to meet Darren. I learned a lot from him during several chats we had, including how to beat Amazon at its own game. (Seriously. Ask him.)
He’s a guy with whom I see not just a valuable professional relationship developing, but hopefully a friendship too. (A feeling I have about so many people I met at Authority Intensive.)
Much to my excitement, Darren proved to be just the first of many people I met in Denver, and who I’ve encountered elsewhere online, who believe in what we’re doing here.
Now we’re up to 15 …
See that picture up at the top of this post? It shows five envelopes with wristbands ready to be sent out to recent subscribers. They all went in the mail yesterday.
As I mentioned on Google+, I am so grateful for the support of enthusiastic and inspiring readers like the people these envelopes are addressed to — the kind of readers who will sign up for your email list when you’re just getting started with a new project, simply because they believe in you and want to be a part of it.
And then, just yesterday afternoon, five more people signed up. I’m looking forward to using the nooks and crannies in my day to write those notes and stuff those envelopes soon.
To those who have already joined: Thank you. I can’t wait to add each of your pictures to the wall of wristbands.
Feeling so proud, and so humbled
Moments like these are true Primility moments. Let me explain …
On the one hand, I have such an immense feeling of pride.
People are joining this site, which is a based on a concept (and a word) that popped into my head almost a decade ago now. It’s an incredible feeling to see other people believe in the general idea and be intrigued to see how it develops, what it means, and how it can help.
I’m proud to say that it makes me proud. I’m driven by it. And my hope is that it helps you in the same way it’s helped me.
And so, on the other hand, I have a similarly immense feeling of humility.
This concept isn’t going to develop itself. The content isn’t going to write itself. And the community won’t grow and develop by itself.
There is so much research and writing to be done. So many people to develop relationships with, listen to, and help.
I feel a responsibility to those of you who are kind enough and trusting enough to adorn your wrists with “Primility” to not let you down … to deliver engaging content that impacts you.
And I have a responsibility to those of you on the fence about what this whole “Primility” thing is about to show you why it’s worth investing time and effort and emotion into. I have a responsibility to lead by serving.
Humility, pride. Pride, humility.
They are two sides of the same coin. Yin and yang. Alone, they are deadly. Together, they can move mountains.
And amazing things can happen when they actually balance — for you, and for others. Grand visions can be begun, and achieved.
I believe that’s what we’ve started here.