It was 12:30 am the night before a very important deadline when I first met George Coghill. I was working late to make my deadline and I came upon a roadblock. I’m pretty good with Adobe Illustrator, in fact I am an instructor here in Raleigh, but I ran into some trouble that I knew was going to take forever to figure out. With a crushing deadline hanging over my head I jumped on Twitter and threw out an S.O.S. It only took a minute or two before George Coghill threw me a life line. We hardly knew each other but that didn’t matter to George, he stopped what he was doing, met me on an I.M. chat and walked me through the solution. I hit my deadline and made a good friend in the process. It’s George and people like him that make social media so powerful.
I later thanked George, and as I got know him, found out this was not all that uncommon for him. George is the kind of guy who shares helpful information with the people he interacts with all the time whether it be on line or in person. He also encourages others to do the same. George is an artist dedicated to his craft and dedicated to helping others do the same. If you’re not following Geroge on twitter, facebook or any of the many other places he hangs out I’d highly recommend you do. I’d also recommend you listen to this interview we did with George. I guarantee, like all the interview we do here on Drawn by Success, you’ll come away with a boat load of valuable information.
Think and Grow Rich (free .pdf download)