Yesterday, Ashley and I traveled to Stillwater to meet with the OSU Sports Management Club. I enjoyed getting to meet the students involved in the group and share a few of the things I have learned from working in the industry. The excitement they have about going into the sports industry is refreshing. We spent about an hour talking with them about our careers and answering any questions they had about the industry. I am truly grateful to work where I work. I consider myself lucky to work on sports projects everyday.
I enjoy seeing that excitement in young people. Excited about what is to come and excited to learn. I help coach a flag football team for similar reasons. I enjoy working with kids and seeing that spark in their eye when they start to understand the game. Watching a young person go from confusion to pure joy in their understanding or the lesson they just learned. Then watching them apply it during a game is something that always brings a smile to my face.
Sports bring that out in people. At Old Hat we “Amplify the Sports Experience” and in that motto is the reason I enjoy coming to work everyday. We want to make every experience a fan has with your team an exciting one. We want fans to get the tickets they bought in the mail, see the design, and start counting down the days until they are in the stadium. We want fans to get chills when they watch a team run out of the tunnel to an intro video. That enjoyment, that passion for the game is what we want to amplify, and all it takes is a young person being excited about sports to remind me of why we do it.
Today is September 22 which for me is good ole blogging day which I have not participated in for a while. If I were not the absent minded professor you would get to read all sorts of wonderful posts, but I have reigned as the absent minded professor for a long time. When I was a little boy I would forget my house key at school which forced me to either walk all the way back to school or pull some acrobatic moves to open and jump through the back kitchen window just off the side of the back deck. My mother would have been quite upset if she knew how many times I jumped to that window 15' above where I could have easily plumeted to my death. Anyway, the title of my post is 365 Days of Social Media not The Absent Minded Professor, so lets continue moving forward on that topic.
365 Days of Social Media refers to a journey I am sending myself on in which I will be attempting to post a social media graphic every day for a year. I have been putting a lot of effort towards improving my overall life in every way and in today's world social media is ever more important and is only expanding and evolving. Social media engulfs the lives of anyone who has access to a computer. It has the power alter someones life in various ways, which has brought about debates as to whether it is good and/or bad. Regardless of what you think social media is most likely not going anywhere. So, I say embrace social media and take a look at my instgram and facebook pages. One of the graphics could inspire you, it could change your opinion, it could also piss you off, but remember Don't Think Too Much. Thinking too much can be a very bad thing.