Courage: Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.

Muhammad Ali

Risk-taking – not for the wary. Putting yourself out there, doing something new, taking the road less taken – all signs of courage. All signs of a person starting their own new business.

There’s an audacity about doing things your way and making it work. Especially when you have others depending on you to make it work.

In a way, this quote is a little shallow because it comes from somebody for whom this advice worked well. There are millions of others who have taken this advice and for whom it did not go well. We don’t hear from them, though…

For months, we’ve been told to limit our contact with others. Some took it seriously. Others did not. Some chose to take risks with their own lives, but more importantly, with the lives of others. It comes back to which information sources we choose to trust, I suppose. Many people distrusted the advice of people they didn’t want to hear, or people they didn’t want to hear from. The result is, while things were under control for a bit, everything those people have been telling us is true. This isn’t political, we were in a tenuous state, and now things are substantially worse because of the risk takers.

So: take risks. But be prudent. And mind your information sources. Maybe the ones telling you what you want to hear aren’t the most trustworthy.

Courage: An Interfanatic Quality

We take risks every day. Design is risk. To tell the story in a new way, you have to be audacious – you have to find a way to make your customer stand out while not taking too much risk. Their reputation depends on it.

But we are prudent about the risks we take. We don’t take risks because we want to, or just for the sake of taking risks. We do it when it’s required and when the payoff is worth the effort.

Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce – Supporting the Courageous

Every small business who deals with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce understands risks and the rewards that may come. Some have reaped those rewards, but many are just making the attempt.

“The PVP Chamber works hard to be a resource and to help small businesses survive and thrive.”

Every small business I meet in or around Palos Verdes, I recommend they join the PVP Chamber. I know the work the PVP Chamber staff puts forth for its membership. When things are good or like now, when things are tough, they work hard to be a resource and to help those small businesses survive and thrive.

So they know risk – and they know courage. They encourage courage, and try to help their small businesses put their best foot forward.

It was great fun to work with the Chamber on their Social Media efforts. We helped them get the word out about the PV Street Fair using their social media accounts as a tool. We then strategized and implemented a successful ongoing social media campaign, celebrating their member businesses, until they had the resources to to take over the project themselves.

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is great to work with. They’re fantastic to have on your side.

Interfanatic Service Focus: Interfanatic Power Social Media Advertising

Social Media can be brilliantly effective when the stars align, but getting that post to go viral, while the dream, is a bit like hitting the lottery. It can happen, but…

So if you need your posts in front of more eyes, the answer is Social Media Advertising. It doesn’t necessarily guarantee engagement, but it does guarantee reach. And when handled properly, that reach is effective, and it helps your engagement. When not handled properly, it’s a waste of money.

We really enjoy helping our customers dial in their social media. We can use our experience to help you!

Interfanatic: Encouraging Courage

We like to think we’re like the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chamber in that we help small businesses put their best foot forward. In that way, we’re really complimentary businesses. We’re trying to help the audacious make their mark while minimizing the big risks they have to take to make it happen.

This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Courage, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
Courage, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Courage is forged in the fire of risk. If a small business emerges, they may be burnt and hammered, but they are more likely to last the further tests that come at them.

Courage: Life Impact Supplements – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Take chances; make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage.”

Mary Tyler Moore

“Pain nourishes your courage.” If you can take the heat, stay in the kitchen.

Sounds like a good idea to me! As we’re finding out during #metoo, being an actress or comedienne in show biz in the ’60s was pretty tough. The norm was incredible.

But Moore’s sentiment that we must push ourselves outside our comfort zone by taking chances and by screwing up, is a good one. Nobody wants to screw up. But the more you screw up, the more you (hopefully) learn.

Lessons come from large mistakes and small. Even a big win is filled with places for improvement. So the important thing is to keep going – keep learning. Even if you’re winning.

Courage: An Interfanatic Quality

It takes courage to be in business. It takes more courage to be in business for yourself. We celebrate the big and small businesses we work with as filled with courageous individuals.

It’s easy to look at corporate behemoths and forget that they were once one or two people who had an idea, and got to work on it. Every big business was once, following the story down some path, a small business.

You have to start somewhere. You just have to start.

Life Impact Supplements – A Market Requiring Courage for any Business

Some years ago we helped Glenn Bernstein with his Virimm project. Virimm is a nutritional supplement that eases symptoms and flat-out prevents some viral infections (like the common cold, a coronavirus) in many people. But if you’re the one making a nutritional supplement, you can’t make any claims, according to strictly controlled advertising law.

Bernstein has a great product, but it takes courage to take on the liability with all of the imposed limitations.

It is a fun and exciting project. It’s the kind of project that takes tremendous courage to undertake. And Glenn did it.

I haven’t heard if it’s a successful treatment for COVID-19, but from what I understand it almost certainly would ease symptoms in most people.

Life Impact Supplements had the kind of project that takes tremendous courage to undertake.”

It’s a joy to work with people willing to take a risk – to hang it out there and see what works. Digital marketing requires tremendous experimentation and diligence. It’s not exactly “The Right Stuff” kind of courage, but when you put everything into your business, you need it to work.

We treat every project we work on as if it were our own. Because it is.

Supporting the Courageous: Interfanatic The Works Web Site Design & Production

When you have an idea, but you have no idea how to execute it online, we offer our The Works service packages. We do know how to execute. After extensive consultation with you, we take care of everything. You have a full approval.

This way you can focus on your business idea, your unique sales proposition, and creating a service or product that is so good, people will pay you more than you have for it.

At Interfanatic, we’ve got your back.

Interfanatic and Courage

Small business are struggling now, in this particular moment. It’s our job to help. We want to help you stay courageous. We have ideas, and we work with budgets of all sizes.

More people are spending time online now than ever, so it’s a great time to make sure your website is up to date. Address your customers concerns online. They’re looking!

Or, if you have the ability, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new business so that when we come out of this, you’re firing on all cylinders.

So do what Mary says. Take chances! Make mistakes! Go for it. Your courage will be nourished.

This week’s image:
Interfanatic‘s founder, Ryan Delane, takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Courage, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.
Courage, an Interfanatic Quality. Interfanatic Digital Marketing founder Ryan Delane takes or creates every image you see in our social feed.

Sunrise. The beginning of a brand new day. Sometimes you start fresh, raring (and roaring) to go. Sometimes it take courage just to face the day.

Courage: The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Anaïs Nin

Nin knew about courage. My goodness, did she know. So she saw the effect of courageous behavior, both first- and second-hand many times through her life.

Life expands. Life shrinks. But we’re here for business, and we’re here for expanding business. It takes courage.

Life definitely expanded for Wally Parks, the namesake of the National Hot Rod Association Museum. He was a pioneer, a journalist, and an advocate. He increased the safety of drag racing with incredible effect, mostly by making sure there were safe venues for racing, instead of letting it continue on the streets.

In a macho world, fresh off the loss of thousands in wars, when we accepted drastic loss as a part of living, Wally Parks stood up and made a difference.

It took courage.

And when you go to the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum, you see how much courage the drivers of these insane vehicles had. They took their life in their hands regularly to push the boundaries. To be faster. To make progress.

And Parks pushed for that progress, safely.

So when we think about courage around here, we think of our old partners at the NHRA. It was our great pleasure to work with them on a beautiful website design that their museum kept for about a decade of existence. The NHRA is all about the courage it takes to make progress.

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