So one Sunday evening in February, I entered a post on Twitter on @TheoPaphitis feed in the genuine hope that I would be picked. I thought hard about the tweet and planned exactly what I wanted to say. A snapshot of my business.
I drafted the post earlier in the day and saved it to revise later, as I was visiting my Dad in hospital on a Ward where there was little or no internet. I had a plan in place. It was nearly 7.30pm (the deadline) and by some miracle I managed to login and post my Tweet. I thought no more about it as I forged ahead with my Monday schedule.
The next evening I was again at the hospital visiting Dad. No internet at all this time. When I got home at around 8.30pm my Twitter feed had over 200 notifications. Oh my gosh! I was an #SBS Winner. I was so excited and started to explain it to my 87 year old mother, who is familiar with Facebook but has absolutely no concept of Twitter. An hour later I sat down and started to realise the impact and opportunities that something like this can create.
My message to you is simple. Sometimes we can lose our focus. I could have sat back and thought, ‘I’ll do it next week‘ or ‘I won’t win what’s the point‘ or even ‘I don’t work on Sundays‘. Instead I created the opportunity which has now introduced me to a whole new network and range of benefits.
Sandra Garlick, Founder of Woman Who, #SBS Winner
#SBS (Small Business Sunday) takes place every Sunday on Twitter from 5.00pm-7.30pm @TheoPaphitis