— blending the mix


After a blast of a year and a bit, having co-founded gabba in 2009, I started at Origin Creative 2 weeks ago to head up digital strategy. It’s a massive move and one which demonstrates just how dedicated the team are in putting social media at the heart of an integrated communications.

Imagine my delight at seeing that we won Integrated Agency of The Year by respected marketing publication The Drum [disclosure: I am both an employee of Origin and a blogger for The Drum 😉 ]

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So what did you want to be when you grew up? Train Driver? Bus Driver, Doctor?

Did you want to help, make, break or invent something?

We all had dreams as kids and in our simple little world nothing was impossible. Whatever they were, I think we can boil these down to just four categories:

  • Help
  • Make
  • Break
  • Invent

So what did you want to be and do? More importantly, what are you doing now? How did what you do now change from what you wanted to be? Who influenced those changes? You, your parents, business, society (close friends as well as the wider public) or something else?

Hugh posted something typically profound a few weeks ago about what I would call "the tipping point" (although not the same tipping point as the great book!) about life and where you are in your "great plan":

How do you tell if you’ve made it – you’re doing what you always wanted to and you have everything you ever dreamed would make you happy?

On the other hand, when do you accept that the dream has to stop, you have to accept that the things you wanted to happen just WON’T happen, the things you wanted to do just CAN’T be done anymore and you have to accept that things are not going to change?

How do you deal with the fact that you already hold the cards life has dealt you and you just have to get on with it?

Should you ever give up dreaming? When should you stop? Should you stop?

When should life smack you in the face and say "wake up dreamer, live your life, stop dreaming about what you haven’t got and get on with what you have got?".

I have my own thoughts about my situation and people I know on foreign but familiar shores are thinking very carefully about theirs but what are your thoughts?

I would love to hear what anybody else thinks…

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