“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”– Booker T. Washington
Push others down, or pull others up? Booker Washington doesn’t make a distinction as to what he feels is better, but his actions spoke loudly.
The numismatist in me loves this quote because it features a famous American, well-known on common half dollar commemorative coins of the 1950s. Booker T. Washington Half Dollars are extremely common and even circulated as half dollars in the 1950s and early ’60s. It’s wonderful to put a fantastic quote to a coin – to a man who made a real difference in this country.
(And, it should be noted that the finest examples of Booker T. Washington Half are worth thousands of dollars, even though most are worth but their silver value. Great coins!)
So, I ask you: do you pull up, or do you push down? How do you use your strength.
Interfanatic pulls up. We feel successful when we help others be successful.
Strength: An Interfanatic Quality
When we began over 20 years ago, we got pulled up. As you may know, racecar engineer of GT40 fame Carroll Smith came to our founder and asked for a website. He used his strength. He gave us a shot.
20 years later, we’re still paying it forward. We have fantastic customers (along with the Smith family) that give us the opportunity. Whenever a customer gives us a chance to make them our favorite customer, we leap at the chance.
We’re constantly searching for solid, reliable talent. Many of the artists and technicians who have worked with us in the past have graduated to bigger things. It’s sad to see them go, but when they go, we work with them such that it’s a proud moment – we know we’ve done all we can to help them.
We’re constantly searching for great customers. We love helping customers with small budgets earn enough to reinvest in their business efficiently and grow in success. Sometimes, they go – many of the businesses we’ve worked with have been bought by larger companies. This allows the owners, our customers, to live the American Dream, and it’s a beautiful thing.
Sometimes they stay. For 20 years.
That solidity is our strength. We use our strength to help you grow.
SiteCon Concrete Construction: Strength from Mike Nolen
Physicists know (as do those to passed high school Physics) that the force (strength) of gravity pushes us all down. It is the normal force of that beneath us that pushes back against gravity, keeping us up.
Mike Nolen has been responsible for a whole lot of normal force through the years! First with SiteCon Concrete Construction. Nolen’s concrete projects for cities and counties provided strength for public works buildings to support hundreds of thousands of people around them. That’s strength!
Using the success from SiteCon, Nolen bought an even larger, more prestigious firm, and continues to operate Air Pump USA as its President.
The strength to buy another company! That’s the kind of strength we love to see from our customers.
We designed and built a simple but effective website for SiteCon some years ago. It was our pleasure to work with Mike and watch his success grow.
“The strength to buy another company! That’s the kind of strength Interfanatic loves to see from our customers.”
Nolen goes from strength to strength, and it gives us great pleasure to see that strength build.
Interfanatic The Works HackSecure Dedicated Business Hosting
When you need strength and reliability in your server, look no further than the fully managed, dedicated hosting from Interfanatic. We manage the servers for you, so you don’t have to worry about them. Also included, we provide your SSL Certificate, so your connection is always secure. We provide HackSecure hosting that keeps the hackers away, and if they still somehow get in, we get you back up and running in no time. And another fantastic addition we also include use-it-or-lose-it maintenance with all of our hosting plans. Call us or email us and we’ll make the changes you need on your site.
Because we want you playing to your strengths. Get stronger by doing what you do best. Leave what we do best – taking care of your website and marketing – to us.
The Strength of Interfanatic
This week, we channel the strength of Booker T. Washington to continue pull our customers up during these trying times. We’ve only been here for 20 years, but we’ll be here for you plenty more. Unlike our competitors, we’re in it for you, for the long run.
This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
What is stronger than a steam locomotive? Well, plenty – perhaps a Saturn V comes to mind – but in the late 19th century, there was not much. This kind of train (I found this one in Los Angeles, near the LA Zoo) will always symbolize power and strength. As Booker T. Washignton knows, just like any worthwhile movement, like any worthwhile business, it takes a person, then people to push the train until it has momentum – until it’s ready to fly on its own.