A few weeks ago, when I was interviewing Mei Chen for her spotlight as one of the 10-To-Know game changers in the October issue of The Introducer, she mentioned a need to secure feedback from sufferers of chronic illness on her Seenso Platform. My daughter, Jana, who is the Assistant Editor on the magazine, suffers from Crohn's. She is 31 years old and was diagnosed about a year and half ago. Since that time, she's been through a myriad of symptoms and ailments related to the disease...everything from a hump on her neck, back and joint pain, bruise-like rashes, facial eczema, life-altering fatigue, and that's not all. Her disease ultimately caused her to quit her job. She definitely fit the type that Mei wants to meet...and Mei told me so that day on the phone. I made a mental note to introduce them after we had the October issue ready to go live.
The second issue of The Introducer was released earlier this week and has already amassed as many views inside four days as the first issue did in over a month. That said, the second issue has brought in new subscribers and those readers have also been checking out last month’s issue on the news stand. Some interesting connections have been happening, and also with The Introducer -- more details to come.
The Introducer was launched a little over one week ago and what we most hoped for is occurring…connections bouncing around like so many rubber balls being tossed back and forth. Wonderful to observe. But, what I’m noticing is how people think too narrow in their networking. Or, maybe, because I CAN be an observer--that uninvested open mind, perhaps, I’m able to also be seer of unseen opportunities.