“The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.” - Frank Sinatra
Everyone who has anything to do with business, the web, marketing, yada, yada, yada, has been telling me I need to write a blog. If I truly want to start “spreading the news” about me, what I do, my start-up company and this energy-efficiency-technology consulting thing that I have jumped in to, I need to start talking about it.
Lord knows that I can talk… sometimes it’s hard to get me to stop. I’ve also been told (by former bosses and others) that I write very well and that I am good at getting my point across in emails, letters, etc. Little did they know that many of those emails were edited over and over and over again to make them succinct (<—–expert bloggers, is that how you do that or is there an app?) This is part of the reason that I haven’t jumped into blog writing. I want to edit, then edit, then edit it again until I think it’s perfect. Being that I am a musician as well and have recorded and written songs, the process associated with writing music has also taken up a lot of time. I have a lot of half-finished, or one-liner type of songs “in the can.”
It took me forever to get on Facebook only because I didn’t feel I wanted everyone to know everything about me. I was an early adopter of Twitter but tweeting at an interesting pace got old (and a bit tiresome). Linkedin I thought was just for finding jobs (and was using as such until this venture actually started making me some money) and blogging I was told, was “one more thing I had to do.” Social media, social media, social media, social media ahhhhhh!
I attended a seminar a couple of weeks ago about social media however and learned that although it takes some effort, it doesn’t seem to be THAT hard. I figured I needed to make it fun for me because I am truly having fun in this start-up business that I started. So even if no one is reading this right now, here I go…
I’ve started this business. I’ve become a consultant. My company is called EnerGtech Experts. And in the past few years I have learned a LOT about energy efficiency and a believer that technology will take over the energy sector to improve our lives (much like I lived through it in the music business). These are exciting times because I’m living and seeing the change take place. When I actually sit down with clients, explain our technologies and then help them save $1,000’s of dollars on their energy bills, people seem to be interested in what I have to say and I’m excited about teaching them and sharing with them “the secrets” I’ve learned.
I hope this blog will provide some insight, some education, some inspiration, some energy savings, a healthier environment, some cool technology discoveries and maybe a laugh or two as well (if not from you well then from me – I think I’m pretty damn hilarious – my family just rolls their eyes). I’ve got some good topics coming – please stay tuned!
FACTS (Interesting or Not): Frank Sinatra and I share the same Birth Date – December 12th.
Like Frank, I also sing – listen to my music at www.brentlocke.com (it’s an old site but the streaming player works!).
This Blog took me about an hour to complete and I only revised it 15 times (hopefully that will get faster – sheesh).