As many of you know, I’m a quiet person. I don’t often share what’s on my mind, but this is extremely important and I need to make it known.
In December of 2009 I went to my first networking lunch. It was called Horsefeathers (don’t ask). There is where the J2 Marketing journey took it’s first baby steps into reality. Since then, J2 has grown into a 10 person team full of passionate, talented people trying to make a difference for our clients. When we first started this thing, we didn’t know what we were doing. It was a bit of a fake it till you make it scenario. Now, J2 is pretty legit. J2 does work for multi-million dollar companies, spends hundreds of thousands of other peoples dollars on their advertising, and has a blast along the way. The J2 journey hasn’t been perfect. We’ve worked our tails off through tough clients, mistakes, losses, arguments, late nights, and learning curves, but I love my team, current and past. I love how the past 7 years have changed my life. That’s why it’s extremely difficult for me to do this, but my time with J2 has come to an end. I know my team will carry on and continue to do great work for our clients.
I’m a big believer that life goes in phases. In April of 2016, after a year of talks and negotiations, I purchased a print shop in Mishawaka. That began a transition period for me at J2, slowing handing off my daily tasks to team members as or more qualified than me. I have my hand in a few other things outside of Zipp and J2. I’m looking forward to the next part of the journey God has for me.
I want to say thanks to all those who’ve helped and supported J2 this far. Couldn’t have done it without you.
Edit: Consistent with my word of 2016 (Clarity), I had a few questions about what this post means. It means that I am no longer a part of J2 Marketing.