I Yam What I Yam …

but who are you?

While responding to a post this morning, I referenced a well know quote from that world-renowned philosopher… Popeye the Sailor.

“I yam what I yam…”

I have been on social media for almost 20 years and LinkedIn for many years. I have noticed the growth in numbers of those who claim to be something they really are not on various media platforms.

“I’m here to serve…” or “Be a servant leader”.

Really? Who are you honestly here to serve? And why?

Over the past few months I have approached several people (not in my contacts now) whose profiles claimed they were here for various reasons. And they always comment about their desires to “serve”.

None mentioned inflating their egos or improving their bottom line. They should. Dishonesty is not becoming to anyone. And it’s easy to spot.

So I approached a few and asked for assistance in putting together an idea of mine, to be of service to others. I simply requested verbal or written input from them.

I chose them for a reason. They were the most robust at proclaiming their desire to serve others… because “that is what they do”. That is why they are able to live the lives they live.

The responses were underwhelming. From crickets to “I’m too busy”. Not one had the time to just speak with me for a minute.

Delete. Delete. Delete.

I love to write. I love telling stories. I love writing and telling stories to help others because I love helping others. And I love making people smile and laugh.

But I don’t mince words. I don’t have love in my heart for those who BS those around them, including myself.

Everyone, myself included, should take a moment on a regular basis to read their profile, and determine for yourself if you live up to what you say about yourself.

If one is not honest with, or about, themselves, they surely can not and will not be honest in life. Is that someone you want to work for or work with? I doubt it.

I mean what I say and I say what I mean. Once you know me, you will know this comment means the world to me. It should be a statement that everyone lives by.

The next time you consider hiring a copywriter, look at the whole package. Do they “say what they mean and mean what they say”?

Yes, there are plenty on here who pass that test.

I know I pass this test. This alone is reason enough to get to know me. Someday you may even wish to give me a referral. Who knows?

Well, now you know.

“I yam what I yam and that’s all what I yam.”



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