One of my favourite cartoons growing up was Family Circle. I use to look at the comics every Saturday that came in our local paper and always got a chuckle out of the thought bubbles that would be over the kid’s head.I met with an industry colleague not so long ago and we were sharing some ideas about business and he said to me, “I should not share
my thought bubble sometimes”. I stopped him quickly and said “Yes you should, that is one of the reasons I love to meet with you”. He stared at me for a moment and I noticed the smile appear on his face. I love to hear people’s thought bubbles, because it helps me to learn every day. When I ask you “What do you think?” it is because I want to hear your opinion, I want to learn from you. Although there are times when I need to ignore what is being said, I believe we all have something to offer. For the most part I always learn something. When someone says, “I have an idea” it does not mean they have something that will be earth shattering, but when you listen you learn, and when you learn you generally get better.
Speaking of getting better, it is impressive to see all the professional drivers out there utilizing social media. I am sure they are enjoying the company out on the road. Twitter seems to be one of the areas of social media that drivers are gravitating too. No wonder, it’s quick, it’s easy and you can stay in touch with so many people all at once. Think of it as a “digital thought bubble”. You can take pictures, share events and the list goes on. Private messages and the favourite button allow people to favourite others’ thoughts. You can also “retweet” to let everyone know about something that someone else has shared, that you want to share as well. It’s kind of like passing around the Saturday comics so everyone could get a chuckle from those thought bubbles.
Give it a try. I think you will like it.
About the Author
Kim Richardson is a husband, proud dad, friend, loves Caledonia, and is involved in a couple of businesses, KRTS, Transrep, The Rear View Mirror. Currently the Chairman of the Board OTA Allied Trade Division. Executive Director, PTDI and TTSAO. Anyone who knows Kim knows he has been in the industry and transportation runs in his blood. Kim can be reached through his business websites at KRTS Inc, and Transrep Inc, Kim Richardson on Linkedln, firstname.lastname@example.org