Reaching out

When was the last time you reached out to someone who inspired you?

That's the question I found myself asking over and over as I furiously typed out an email to the CEO of an emerging media agency in New York this afternoon.

I'd just seen him do an interview with Fast Company and couldn't help but think, wow that guy sounds like my kinda people... I should say hi.

So I did.

It took me all of five minutes to google him, click on his contact page, write a quick 'thank you for being awesome' note and connect via LinkedIn.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Barack Obama.