By Chris Casseday
It’s a great exercise to reflect on periods of your life where you’ve experienced growth. I’ve recognized that the past 5 years of my life have been filled with some great milestones, both personal and professional.
I’ve been on a very exciting personal journey over the last 5 years. I got married to my best friend, my favorite person in the world. We were fortunate enough to have welcomed two amazing children into the world. Spending time with Brittany, Cambree, and Crew is everything to me. It is especially exciting seeing my kids grow and develop into amazing individuals.
The last 5 years have also been filled with some amazing professional milestones. As most people already know, I was the first official GNGF employee. And since my first day, my GNGF journey has been filled with amazing experiences, new relationships, and client success. I am fortunate to have built great relationships with some amazing clients. We focus on SEO/SEM success, but we also talk about our families, hobbies, and other interests. These types of relationships are extremely valuable to me (and GNGF), because it helps to define my overall professional purpose and motivation. At GNGF we genuinely care about our clients and their businesses, so much so that each one of our core values points back to this overall theme.
One of the best parts of my job is seeing how our clients’ businesses have grown over the years. There are some clients like Morris, George, and Dan and Phil that I’ve been fortunate enough to work with for the better part of my GNGF journey. There is no question that their growth is a result of our efforts, but also the dedication that these individuals have to their own businesses.
In the world of digital marketing, things are always changing and are only going to get more competitive. Even though developing successful online marketing strategies is now more difficult than it was 5 years ago, we’ve persevered and are continuing to do awesome things for our clients and our team. This is something that motivates me to be great every single day.