I gain something from each of the participants in the Twitter Spotlight. I’m grateful for the time they give to answering my little questionnaire, and the words of wit and wisdom they share stick with me beyond their week on the hot seat.
This week, the words that resonated with me from Melanie Spring, principal of marketing/branding agency Sisarina, are about happiness and contentment. Melanie managed to say what I strive for in one simple, perfect sentence.
Get to know this cool entrepreneur, runner and dog-lover here:
OneChicklette: Your favorite qualities in a love interest
@MelanieSpring: They don’t make me listen to talk radio, believe in me and tell me so, and are ambitious in life and love.
OneChicklette: Your chief characteristic (one word)
@MelanieSpring: Daring. (OK, I almost said ‘overwhelming’)
OneChicklette: What you appreciate most in your friends
@MelanieSpring: Their authenticity. Being real is a big deal to me and my friends are no-BS people. They show up as they are and keep me authentic.
OneChicklette: Your idea of happiness
@MelanieSpring: Contentment. I met a man on the Live Your Brand Tour who told me “Most people look for happiness their whole lives. What they really want is contentment. But you can’t search for contentment; you just have to be content.”
Now I am learning to be content with where I am, what I have, and who I am.
OneChicklette: Your idea of misery
@MelanieSpring: Having nothing to occupy myself. I have to stay busy. I’m like a fish, I have to keep swimming or I die.
OneChicklette: Your favorite fictional character
@MelanieSpring: Sisarina. She was my imaginary friend as a kid and now she’s my business. She’s real and buys me coffee a lot. Best boss ever.
OneChicklette: Your favorite thing to eat, and also to drink
@MelanieSpring: EAT: Avocado. I don’t share them. My best friend got part of one once and said “The Few. The Proud. The Avocado’d.” DRINK: A Pimm’s Cup. Mmm…
OneChicklette: Five tangible things you can’t live without
- My MacBook Pro, Lilly. She has my whole life on her.
- My dogs, Bailey & Griffin. They keep me responsible.
- My FiveFingers. I LOVE to run and since I recently moved, I have been exploring my new neighborhood in them!
- My Moleskine notebook. I now have a place to put all of the things I need to remember.
- My Nutribullet. That thing has changed my life and eating habits.
OneChicklette: What’s the number one item on your bucket list? (question via @SaraLang)
@MelanieSpring: Well, it was to see the Grand Canyon but I crossed that off last month. Now it’s to hike it.
@OneChicklette: Who do you know via social media that you’re dying to meet in real life? (this question came via @floridagirlindc)
@MelanieSpring: @BarefootTed – he’s the revolutionary behind barefoot running and although I’ve always been barefoot, he created a shoe (Luna Sandals) allowing me to feel like I’m barefoot.
OneChicklette: A question I should ask the next participant
@MelanieSpring: What did you parents give you (good or bad) that made you the person you are today?
OneChicklette: Random shout out (can be a person, your business, a web site, a favorite product or brand…anything)
@MelanieSpring: To the incredible team at Sisarina who daily makes me a better boss.