This year’s birthday wishes started pouring in a lot sooner than I expected. Friends from around the world started sending emails, LinkedIn messages, Facebook posts and texts yesterday afternoon. By the morning I probably had a couple of hundred forms of love and wishes sent my way. My heart was full. I wanted to take the time and personally thank everyone for remembering all the things I got congratulated for on top of my birthday- a new office, a fun company, family and so on. But I first rushed into work.
Flowers, presents and more cards followed – and I am oh so thankful for all of them! But my team succeeded to blow me away with their love, passion and pure honesty.
Pictured below is the most amazing present anyone could ever get – a heartfelt, personal note from every single member of our team – all compiled in an array of memories, stories, thoughts and wishes. Five and a half years of our Konnect family- in our various states expressed on the pages of the sweetest book. So this is my THANK YOU for my KONNECT family.
Dear ladies and gent-
When I started Konnect, I felt I had to give it my all. And to this day – almost 6 years later- I continue to do so. And it’s not because I want to succeed at all costs (of course I do to some extent, who starts a business to fail?) but it because I cannot let you guys down. You guys are the driving force behind Konnect- not me. I am the one that is impressed by your audacity and passion and love. Every day I come in and I see the joy of booking press and the sheer excitement when a client gets a huge placement and I am humbled that you choose to share those moments with me.
I am so appreciative of your dedication and love for your craft. You guys represent the true meaning of PR. So while I thank you for making today all about me – I think it is more important to share what YOU guys mean to me.
If it wasn’t for you- we would not be here- so successful , so strong, a true family- united for better or for worse. You guys challenge me to come up with new things all the time so we as a team stay ahead of the curve, so we can continue to disrupt this environment that needs it so baldy. You force me to think beyond the possible so we can truly have the best agency in this industry and the best team. Without you, there would not be a Konnect to talk about in the first place.
So thank you for sharing your lives with me. Whether that means waking up at 2 AM to run a huge event, listening in on a conference call while I am in labor, pulling in extra hours when we don’t have enough people to work accounts, partying way too late in the night at conventions, going to Mexico for our holiday party or wine tasting along the Central Coast, lugging boxes and carpets through NYC, setting up booths for ourselves or clients, sharing a room (or a bed) while traveling, dancing in various cities around the world (finger in the air), eating way too much food and drinking all together way too much wine, or simply being in the office every day, booking press and making it all possible.
Thank you for choosing ME! I love you with all my heart! Let’s continue having fun and loving life together – because you know I already #lovemylife with y’all in it!