It’s My First “Blogiversary” Today!

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I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for their support of my blog over the past year. When I started this online journey, I had no idea how it was going to go. The first year has exceeded my wildest expectations, and the cool part is I am just warming up.

Every “like”, “share”, personal comment and phone call means the world to me. So let’s keep interacting, learning from each other in year two and beyond. I tweaked my first post below way back from January 23, 2012 if you have not read my bio and want to learn more about me!

If I could ask you to “share the good word” with others in your network that would be awesome. You can also connect with me at:

Facebook

http://on.fb.me/TuLrxP
(Don’t forget to “like” to stay connected!)

Twitter

http://bit.ly/VWUZaN

Linkedin

http://linkd.in/XvkgVQ

Google+

http://bit.ly/XvkjRq

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/TimMushey

My name is Tim Mushey, and those who know me well call me “Moosh”. I have decided to start this blog with a “Get to Know Me” post so you will be able to understand where the inspiration for this content came from!

I have loved to lead, motivate and inspire others for as long as I can remember. I have often been told that I have the gift of gab, and always have something to say. One of my groomsmen described me best to the guests at my wedding,

“All you have to do is say hi to Tim on the phone or in person, and next thing you know, you have all the updates on the latest TV shows, sporting events, bands and current events. Speaking to him is like flipping channels with a remote control.”

And he’s right! I’m passionate about many things in life – music, sports, my family, friends and work – and I love to share information with everyone! I believe that if I had not battled a stuttering problem all of my life, I would have a career in TV sports broadcasting in some capacity. I often envisioned myself as a sports anchor growing up!

As the son of two teachers, education has always been important to me. I achieved a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree at the age of 22, and with my first “real job”, was managing a car rental branch by the age of 24. I took a little break after two and a half years in that fast paced business to travel to Australia and New Zealand. I was nervous leaving my family and friends, but a good friend of mine quit his job to do the same thing a few months before, and I thought that was an incredible idea! I ended up travelling for over 7 months, and the experience was better than I could have ever imagined. I made many life long friends from all over the world on that journey, and even managed to squeeze in some work experience selling encyclopedias – true story!

When I returned home in 1999, my career path lead me to outside sales and I have never looked back. It did not matter if I was selling mattresses, credit reports, electrical products, corporate parking programs or photocopiers, there was one commonality – I loved to sell! I had an exciting opportunity to manage a team of 10 reps and support staff with about 40% coverage of Canada in 2007, but changes occurred simultaneously within the organization, and I ended up declining the offer. To this day, I think back to what might have been, but deep down I know I made the right decision for my career and family. Being a Sales Manager was my dream job for many years.

Throughout the years since I completed my degree, I’ve realized that university was just the beginning of my education. So much of my success in sales didn’t come from what I’d read in text books, it has come from what I have learned in the field. Each role, and each account specifically has challenged me to grow each day. I have a wealth of knowledge, tools & systems that I am eager to share with others in sales, and those considering it as their profession in the future.

The internet has provided me with the ability to broadcast all over the world now. If I had affected lives in my own communities over the course of my life, why could I not affect lives everywhere in the future? I have learned to manage my stutter, and even though I still have to work on it daily, I am now ready to get in front of the camera, feel confident, and once and for all lose the words “self-conscious” from my vocabulary!

I hope you enjoy this blog. It truly comes from the heart, and was an absolute pleasure being involved in all aspects of its creation and its ever-changing content going forward!

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About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on January 23, 2013, in Leadership, Music, Sales, Toastmasters and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. Tim, congratuations on joining the world of blogging. I look forward to reading your posts. Cheers!

    • Hey Kelley! Thanks so much for the wishes. I am really looking forward to this! I will do a couple of “Get To Know Me” posts this week, then keep it going next week. Should be a lot of fun.. Take care!

  2. Well done on your blog launch Timmy, great intro and I look forward to the insights you have gathered. I also like the look and the name too. Maybe I will have to start thinking about a blog myself. Take care Pal!

    • Hey thanks for all the compliments Roger! I really appreciate it. As you know, this was long over due and I am so excited to finally get going. You are certainly a “Blogger in Training” as well! Go for it…

  3. Tim, great start for a Blue Bombers fan. I’ll be back to check out your posts. All the best for an awesome 2012!

  4. Hey thanks for the wishes Ryan. I appreciate you taking the time to comment. All the best to you this year as well. Stay in touch!

  5. I can’t begin to tell you how delighted I am to see your blog up and running Tim!

    You get an all caps “WELL DONE!”

    Looking forward to making this a regular stop on my own quest to learn a little more each day!

    Rock on Tim!

    With respect and admiration,
    Paul Castain

    • Wow thanks so much for all the kinds words Paul! You know how much I appreciate your support. It means a lot that you would take the time to stop by my new “hang out”. I am looking forward to corresponding more soon!

  6. Here there Cuz…..
    wishing you well and cheers to you and yours…
    LETS GO BOMBERS and GO JETS GO…
    islendingadagurinn this year? i have connections to get ride tickets you know…

    • Thanks for stopping by to make a comment Robbie! I really appreciate it. An August long weekend home sounds like a great idea. See what happens. Take care!

  7. Congrats Tim! Well done

  8. Congratulations, Tim! Welcome to blogging! Your contributions as a commenter have always been valuable, and I am glad you are raising the stakes and sharing here!

    A

    • Thanks for the welcome wishes Anthony! Yeah I am really excited about it. The first day yesterday was so fun, and I am really looking forward to more of the same going forward. I have always enjoyed posting on your blog. Very insightful – you set the bar very high for the rest of us 🙂 Take care…

  9. Way to go, Tim. I am looking forward to more of your insights. Just write what’s on your mind. Don’t filter. Don’t over-think it.

    Just share… I look forward to learning from you.

    Dan

    • Great words to live by Dan! I appreciate you taking the time to comment, and throw a little perspective my way. I am really looking forward to this journey.

  10. Hey Buddy,

    Fantastic job!! Love the look. Very clean, well laid out, now hopefully the content is as good……just kidding. I’ve got you tagged on my favorites and look forward to reading more of what you have to say.

    Flange

    • Hey Jeff thanks for checking out my blog! Yeah, no pressure I will have to deliver some good content too! It will be fun, I am really looking forward to it. Long overdue but it will be all worth it in the end! Take care..

  11. Tim, having worked with you, I know for a fact that you have the all important (although, seemingly deminishing???) values that are important in business and in life in general….”trust, respect and loyalty” and that you also garnish the other important ingredient that will lead to success ….”passion!”
    The tone of your blog I believe demonstrates all.

    Congratulations on the launch, and nothing short of the very Best Wishes for the future!

    • Thanks for stopping by with such wonderful comments Bobby! Nice to hear from you. You are the one who really got me thinking about core values like “trust, respect & loyalty”. I will certainly carry that message going forward with this blog and everything else that I do.

  12. way to go tim(moosh)…best of luck in this and
    all future endeavors

  13. Hey thanks for the wishes Lorne. Nice to see you here! Yeah I am pretty excited about this whole journey. Take care..

  14. Congratulations on the 1-year Tim. A great accomplishment indeed!

  15. Congratulations on a great first year my friend! You are rocking it and taking action! I know the next year will be even better and I look forward to seeing it.

    Any help you need from me is guaranteed, as always! We’ve been friends for a long time, Rock on \m/!

    • Hey buddy! Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. Great to have such awesome friends like you in my corner! We are here to help each other out. Keep rockin’ and having fun 🙂

  16. Congratulations Tim. I love your posts. Here’s to another 5 years. Dave

  17. Congrats, Tim. Be proud, really, because as Ralph Waldo Emerson “The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.” 😉 ~Paul

    • Hi Paul Mark! Thank you so much for stopping by. It means a lot that you would do that. I appreciate your support, and that is a fantastic quote. Enjoy the rest of your week..

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