How Do You Get What You Want?
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I didn't intend on posting today, but last night while watching Daily Planet (one of our favourite shows), they were interviewing the company PixMob. They are the company behind the awesome LED toques that you saw during the halftime show at the Super Bowl, that created an unbelievably amazing visual effect while Bruno Mars performed, seen here.
The company has been around for a while now and they have had quite a few impressive collaborations with performers and artists, but what really hit home for me was when they were asked something along the lines of "how did you react/feel when the NFL approached you for this" their reply was (again, something along the lines of) "actually, we just phoned them and asked". The result: a few weeks after pitching their idea, the NFL phoned them back and said let's do this.
You see the thing is that there have been quite a few quotes and messages floating around the inter web lately about pushing past your fears and just going for it. But for some reason this one really hit me, this one really made me say "wow, it's true". Talk about just going for it and seriously, what an inspiration!
I've had ideas or have wanted to collaborate with various companies, bloggers, etc but I never take the step and just ask if the other party would like to work together, which leaves me with nothing. You know? An idea is just an idea if you don't take action, if you don't just ask.
So I had to post about it, I had to share, because if that statement had this much of an effect on me, perhaps it will have an effect on one of you too and then you'll pass it along and so on.
Just ask, because really, you have nothing to lose.