I’ve been thinking lately how easy it is to dream big, yet still play small.
And I’ve decided I’m not going to do that anymore.
And it’s all thanks to Richard Branson. Not a particularly inspirational quote from the Virgin boss, entrepreneur and philanthropist (although there are plenty), but something he did – and I don’t mean his latest adventure.
You see I woke up Sunday morning and had to rub the sleep out of my eyes when I read the notification on my phone – he, the great Richard Branson, Sir and all, had started following me on Twitter.
I was so stunned I missed taking a screenshot of the notification on my phone, but here is the email from Twitter letting me know about my famous follower.
You may notice the rather embarrassing bit (that follow button) – you see I don’t do Twitter much and I wasn’t even following him – am now!
It’s too cool for school right – all my Facebook ‘fans’ and friends seemed to think so and I milked my brush with fame for all it was worth in my Smallville social media land (60+ likes and counting and assorted ‘cool’ and ‘awesome’ comments – I know, superstar status)! Which probably means most of you reading this have already seen me boasting and here I am bragging again – old news, move on!
I have noooo idea how old mate Dicko (he is a Richard) happened to follow little old me (incidentally he has 6.48 million Twitter followers and only follows 3,845 accounts). But now I’m not without peer (get it, he’s a Knight)!
It is likely it might just have been one of his minions who clicked ‘follow’. A mistake maybe?
I did write this touching article on travelling the soul journey for the Virgin Australia competition at Problogger, but then literally hundreds of bloggers wrote posts, and I wasn’t as clever or funny as my mate Aleney over at Boy Eats World who made the finalists with her hilarious entry (opps, name-dropping again).
So it’s a mystery – but a pretty cool one, don’t you think?
And I’m left thinking that if Richard Branson really does hang on my every tweet (ha, ha) then I can’t play small any longer, and I should start taking some of his advice.
Meanwhile like many I was saddened to here the news of the death of another great man – Dr Wayne Dyer was a spiritual visionary (and author of over 40 books including 20 New York Times best-sellers). A book he wrote on finding balance sits by my bedside and I love his exploration of Lao Tzu and Taoism.
May his legacy live on in his words and deeds. RIP.
Right, enough with the inspiration – time to start acting a little less small. Who knows I could be heading off into space like my famous follower? So should I tweet RB back and thank him (dorky?) Should I just forget this brief brush with fame and get on with my life? Should I expect miracles like Wayne Dyer did? And tell me about your best brushes with fame. Linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT and joining in the Weekend Rewind with Sonia, Kelly and Bron.