davidapride 5 years ago I made my first attempt at becoming self employed. I landed my first social media client not far from my home town and felt certain I was on my way to entrepreneurial bliss. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €I had no idea that there were more setbacks ahead of me one of which was having to accept a job offer and stop consulting. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €That moment seemed like a massive setback, but, in truth it was a setup for time to sharpen my tool set and skills. Perseverance is a trait all successful entrepreneurs must nurture. The timing isn't always right but during that time it's a perfect moment to sharpen your skill set. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €We are all meant for greatness and it's in those moments of setback that we can learn to love the grind that helps us appreciate the victory. 5d

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davidapride Happy to be running the social media efforts for the Maine Real Estate & Development Association. You can find me in the waay back live tweeting and facebooking. 7d

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davidapride A quick glimpse of my talk tonight for the Jobs For Maine Grads graduation. It was great sharing with them about overcoming setbacks & challenges. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €The students were sitting behind me with their parents in front of me so it was a little awkward, but they were great. 1w

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davidapride It is so easy to feel unproductive when life gets busy and perhaps you missed the goal for the week. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €๏ธOne way to make yourself happy is to do something good for someone else. It doesn't have to be something huge like baking a cake or building someone a house. It may be as simple as holding the door for the person behind you, or leaving an encouraging word for someone that you work with. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €๏ธSet a goal to do something good for someone else every week and as that becomes easier set a goal to do something good for someone else every other day. Life is much better if you serve other people. That pesky feeling of "productive" will appear as you bless other people. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €How have people blessed you in the past? 2w

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davidapride In case you needed some advice... 2w

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davidapride How do you stay on track with what you need to accomplish everyday? 2w

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davidapride Hopefully you don't never get sick of hearing me talk about how fortunate I am to be pursuing my dreams full-time. It's not because I want to brag, it's because I want you to know that you can do the same exact thing. I am so excited to be in Sedona, Arizona again this week speaking for a conference and if I had any idea that I would be here 2 years ago I would have never believed it. If you have a dream in your heart, or a goal in your mind, I encourage you to pursue it with all you have. It's not enough to want it, your feet have to match your passion, you work has to match your dream, and your effort has to match it all. ๏ธIf you're going to do it, why not do it big? 3w

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davidapride Had a great time sharing today with the Petroleum Marketers Association - "Social Media - What's next, why now, why wait?" 3w

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davidapride Billiards anyone? This was one of my favorite structures at the Neon Sign Museum. 3w

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davidapride Just gotta visit this place...๐Ÿ˜€ #Vegas 3w

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davidapride That's one big dam! #HooverDam 3w
  •   jesselizabethmay are you taking the dam tour!!! 3w
  •   arviamiut I was there with my wife last june. I don't recommend anyone going during the hot season! 3w
  •   davidapride @jesselizabethmay I haven't taken the tour yet...but I might on my way back through! 3w
  •   davidapride @arviamiut yeah it gets hot here! I was here in August it was 101!! A little different than Iqaluit. - Though I'm dying to come back to your town! Trying to figure out how to get some business up there! ๏ธ 3w
  •   jesselizabethmay well I hope you have a dam good time!!! ๐Ÿ˜› 3w

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davidapride The sun was beautiful this morning as I was flying to Arizona. I'm traveling out here to speak at a conference in Sedona, I feel very lucky to be able to be back here avoiding the cold weather in Maine ๏ธ. It's always bittersweet when I get my goals, because right away I want to be able to tell my mother about the amazing things I've been blessed with. Unfortunately, she would not understand what I'm trying to tell her. What things do you want to do that you would love to be able to tell your best friends about? Or even better, have them come with you?what are you waiting on doing them, or why are you waiting on pursuing them?There is a fire in your belly to do something great with your life and there's no one holding you back from doing it.. ๏ธGod's grace gives us the peace of mind to know that our best days are ahead of us as long as we choose to pursue them.We can do it, so why not do it big? 3w

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davidapride 2015 was such an incredible year for me. I left my job to pursue my dreams as an entrepreneur and help companies craft great social media content. I have visited 10 states, and spoke professionally in 3 different countries. Better yet I made friends around the globe. I have been so blessed 2015 looks like it will be an incredible time and I am very thankful for all my Instapeeps and other online communities. Here's what I want to know What are you excited for in 2015? The time is perfect to chase your passion when you chase your passion You give others #hope Your success is proof that it is possible. You deserve to be as great as God designed you. Now is the time to chase your dreams and follow your passion. Do it for yourself and while you do, give others the greatest gift; Hope. ๐Ÿ‘ฅ You can do it. Do it big. ๏ธ 4w

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davidapride The New Year is almost here and our next task is to start running for the goals we have set. How big do you dare to dream? Are you brave enough to set audacious goals or are you scared of missing them? Dream Big in 2015 Pursue Your Passion Inspire others and create the amazing story you were meant to live. 4w

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davidapride The lazy life of my Pom. 1mon

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davidapride Getting over and moving on from failure can be a tough task. How do you keep focused and moving forward? 1mon

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davidapride There is nothing better for a man than to be happy and to do good. Figuring out how to be happy with what we have is the tough part. As an entrepreneur there's an innate fear of happiness due to fear of stagnation. What makes you happy? 1mon

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