Humility: Par 5 Events, Ara Messerlian – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Ara Messerlian and Par 5 Events, for our Customer Spotlight on Humility, an Interfanatic Quality

Humility is the greatest quality a man can have, and arrogance is undoubtedly the worst.

– Maulana W. Khan

Stay humble. It’s not always easy when you’re served with success after success. But it’s so important. One day’s miracle quickly becomes an expected norm. Just as easily, it can all turn around.

Gotta keep at it.

Khan is right: arrogance is the worst. Arrogant people require our empathy, if not our feeding. Arrogance is often a defense for massive insecurity, and while it’s tempting to focus on bringing ’em down a peg, we’re all better served trying to understand people, and by celebrating real humility.

Which brings me to Ara Messerlian. Messerlian created Par 5 Events some years ago, and immediately had success. He didn’t get or keep success with braggadocio; he brought customers in with confident humility. His results spoke for him, but his attitude kept new customers interested.

We try to remain quietly confident. Every time it feels like we’ve seen and done everything, a new customer comes in with a new challenge. After 20 years, we’ve seen plenty, but we’re still learning plenty, too.

Khan reminds us to stay humble, to stay thirsty, and never let our pride overwhelm us. It can all turn around so quickly – when you least expect it.

Humility: An Interfanatic Quality

When a new client comes our way, it’s a blessing. We treat every client as such. We’re proud of the way we’re able to work with clients of all budget-sizes. If you have $100,000, we can make your website and marketing rock and roll. But if you have $100, we can do something to help you, too.

Whatever it is, we can help. We’ve, at points, been down to $100, and we’ve had excess thousands. We’ve learned from that, and we’re happy to help anybody we possibly can.

We have a lot of experience, so we’re able to figure out how to most effectively help them invest their budget for the greatest return. And most importantly, we’ll stick it out with them until things start to work. We’ll stick it out if they’ll stick it out.

We remember the tough times. We’re here to help. We feel successful when we help our clients be successful.

Par 5 Events – Humility Always, Results That Were Always Becoming

Humility is a becoming quality. But what really matters are results. Ara Messerlian knew that, and he applied both with deftness to his business, Par 5 Events.

Ara leveraged his business into a better position, but while his business was running, we had the pleasure of working with him to fix up his site.

It’s always great to work with somebody humble.

It’s never great to work with somebody arrogant. So, if you’re humble, let’s work together! Let’s make some great things. It’ll be our great pleasure to work with you.

“It’s always great to work with somebody humble.”

Messerlian and Par 5 Events did well through their humility. They did well for their customers. It is our goal to do the same.

A Novel Way to Reach New Customers:
Interfanatic Power Social Advertising

One service that requires great humility: digital advertising. What you think you know, you don’t.

It’s always best to start with a clean slate and no expectations.

Proper digital advertising is really complicated. (Keep in mind, for professionals like us, the ads interfaces are quite different than those aimed at taking money from novice consumers.) But, it can also be an extremely useful way to generate leads when your brand is well known. For businesses just starting out, it can be a great way to get your name out there. The leads are slower to come than they are when people already recognize your name. People are much more likely to use your services when they already know you. And when you’re new, the only way to get known is to get your name out there so people learn your name.

Social advertising is a great way to get your name or brand in front of people. After they’ve seen your business a few times, it’ll start to be familiar. Especially if you do an excellent job of portraying your brand personality over social, you can really make an impact.

Then, we take it a step further and use your most successful posts to get in front of targeted customers.

We work with all sorts of Social Media platforms, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Pinterest. Each have demographics that suit different businesses. But proper social posting is always a good idea for SEO.

Interfanatic and Humility

If you come to us for help, we’ll love to help you. We love to learn about your business and make an impression. And we know the only way we can learn about you is by approaching your business case with humility and experience.


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

This is such a beautiful place. Sometimes, when we think we’ve made something good, it’s best to step back and appreciate all that surrounds us.


Black Lives Matter.

Nobody is perfect. But when we approach life with humility and a willingness to learn and do good for others, we can make this place better.

Doing the opposite, obviously, does not work.

This is America.

Let’s make it better with an experienced dose of humility.

Humility: Allen Berg Racing Schools – Interfanatic Customer Spotlight

Allen Berg Racing Schools - Interfanatic Customer Spotlight: Humility

“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.

– Rabindranath Tagore

Oh, humility. We’ve all be taken down a step or two in life. Tagore felt it if he was able to say this. And like Tagore, Allen Berg lives it – on both sides.

Berg was a Formula One race driver. And when I use those words, I’m cognoscente of the fact that most people interpret that to mean “he raced some funny looking cars”. But there’s a huge difference between Formula One and everything else.

Formula One: Just Being There is Huge

Formula One is, by a significant margin, the pinnacle of motorsports. There are other great motorsports, absolutely. But Formula one means you’re in the best 20 racers in the world. Not like the NBA, where making it there means you’re among the best 3-400 basketball players in the world. It’s more like making the NBA All-Stars. The starters in NBA All-Star games are household names, just like the top-ten Formula One drivers are housefhold names everywhere else in the world. If you’re in F1, you’re NBA All-Stars level good at racing and attaining sponsorship.

And yes, there are those flat-earthers who feel racing isn’t a sport. That’s fine. Don’t fall off the edge looking for the cameras that faked the moon landing.

Racing Senna: Humbling

For the rest of us, understand that Berg raced Senna throughout his career. For those who don’t know, Senna is the Michael Jordan of Formula One. Okay, Berg didn’t beat Senna, but he did get on the track with him. And that’s the first side of Berg’s humility. He’s always quick to unequivocally explain that he was no Senna, he just raced with him. But still, just being there is a big deal.

And then there’s the other side of Berg’s humility. Many people feel that racing a car is like driving a car around the streets, fast. In fact, it’s just about the opposite of what most people do.

Teaching the Next Senna: Teaching Humility

So when Tom-Cruise-wannabes show up at Allen’s school with something to prove, driving their Lamborghini, Allen has to quickly get their attention with the reality they don’t yet grasp. In this way, Allen makes a living out of teaching humility. And having been a motorsport instructor myself, let me clarify this for you: it’s not easy.

And the consequences are stark. If Senna or Clark, the best the world has known, can be taken from us, it can happen to anybody. If Allen doesn’t quickly get the attention of his hothead of the day, the result can be catastrophic. And yet, Allen takes on this challenge day after day.

If you want to learn from a real Formula One driver, in the best cars, on the best tracks, check out Allen Berg Racing Schools. It will be worth everything you invest.