Here’s whats cooking at the home-front here with the MDBrand team / company.
1. Just secured a really nice office space in El Segundo
2. Social Media specific service site is officially running
3. “RobPene” personal brand is under construction
4. Social PR Online service is becoming streamlined
5. Speaking engagements for RobPene is about to get kickstarted
It’s almost our 1 year anniversary and I’m very excited and grateful to all that has gone on with my new business. Our anniversary is August 18th
From a virtually unknown small business to a locally servicing social media company and a growing entity, I’m extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us get to this position.
We currently have a team of 4 (including myself) and we’re doing some great work.
I have to admit there have been many bumps in the road and figuring out what works best and what doesn’t, who we work best for and who we’d prefer to pass on to other service providers. LOL its been quite the process.
Financially, the business is doing good enough to stay afloat. We haven’t really turned a massive profit to where I can say I’m content and comfortable enough to step aside, hire a General Manager and actually “own” the business. But that day may come soon
With the new direction and transitioning of our service offerings and the focus on the “RobPene” personal brand, along with a few other smaller ventures we’re actively working on, this should allow more revenue to come in so we can diversify our streams.
On a more personal note, I’ve just started something equivalent to a business “mastermind” group, which in the Christian community is known as an “Accountability” group. This has been a wonderful experience thus far. I’m meeting with 2 other dudes who I’m very close to and have in some form or fashion been indirectly accountable to over the past 7 years or so. My goal is to nurture my character and personal growth and be reminded of priority in my life.
Theoretically, this is how my priorities should look like AND is what I’ll be held accountable to:
1. God (purpose/meaning)
2. Family (immediate)
4. Community (family/chief responsibility)
5. Service (greater community/church service/mentoring)
However, my priorities have been mixed up a lot lately So this new mastermind / accountability group will help me stay grounded and return to my roots or faith, family, & friendship.
Some of you may not know that I’m a chief of my family clan in American Samoa. And if you did pick up on the reference here in the brackets It truly is a HUGE responsibility that I really haven’t focused on since I was bestowed the honor.
I hope to grow in that role as well in the next year as I learn more about leadership and service, through my business dealings, but moreso through my service to my wife and kids (and 2 cats Pumpkin & Jeter) here at the house.
I’m pumped about the future, especially with slowing myself down through the mastermind group, focusing on priorities, and living by faith trusting that God will reveal himself in a much greater way to me.
Thank you ALL for the journey thus far!