It has been passed down from generation to generation ever since it was believed to have been introduced by William Langland inPiers Plowman, a narrative poem, sometime in the late 12th century.
Seeing as I'm an adult, I try to exercise patience as often as possible.
Today, however, is not one of those days.
Yesterday, around mid-afternoon, I had an allergy attack that seemed to trigger some sort of sinus implosion. So, I spent most of the afternoon (and evening) miserable and curled up in a ball on the couch believing that, if I just got some rest, I'd feel better in the morning.
Well, that did not happen.Instead, when I woke up this morning, I felt worse. I was running a low grade fever, I felt hot and cold at the same time, and my teeth hurt.
In fact, it took me 30 minutes of staring at the ceiling to find the strength to pull my body out of bed, so I could raid the CVS around the corner for handfuls of medication I thought would make me feel better.
(Although I somehow forgot to buy tissues while I was at CVS today. Go me!)
When I got home, I waitedanother30 minutes for the cherry-flavored nonsense I choked down to do something —anything— I could consider to be a net positive. Of course, it did nothing, and I still feel like I've been hit by a truck. Now, I need to wait an absurd number of hours before I can take anything else.
My patience (as well as my dwindling reserve of energy) is starting to wear thin.
I wish I could say I only want to throw this kind of impatient hissy fit when I'm not feeling well.I get this way at work sometimes, too.We all do.
We know crafting digital marketing strategies takes time and that content that generates results doesn't appear out of thin air — it requires a lot of hard work and... (groan)patience.
In those frustrating moments, we just want a "quick win," you know?
So, today, that's what I'm going to do for you.
Yes, I still have at least 24 hours before I start to rebound from whatever this life-sucking plague is, and there is nothing I can do about that. But since I want you to have a "quick win" you don't have to wait for, I have cherry-picked the most actionable content we've published in the past few days — the kind of content you can immediately take action on in some way, as soon as you finish reading (or listening to) it.
In addition to welcoming HubSpot CEO and co-founder Brian Halligan as an #IMLive19 keynote speaker, we're so excited that best-selling author ofThe New Rules of Marketing & PRDavid Meerman Scott will be returning to theIMPACT Livestage this year.
And he's got a personal message for you all about what he's going to be talking about at the main event in August — and his special promo code just for you, so you canscore 15% off your IMPACT Live 2019 ticket: