I am often compared to different people, but Thomas Edison is usually not one of them. Yet here I was yesterday, enjoying a delicious slice of pumpkin pie when this little nugget appeared in my inbox. The Vice article - This App is like Uber but for 'Happy Givers' - makes clear that Edison and I are indeed kindred spirits ... at least in theory.
That's right ladies and gentlemen, apparently the James Andrews you've come to know and love is on the cutting edge of a burgeoning movement to capture your hearts and minds.
The Vice article discusses the recently debuted Happy app, which connects people needing emotional comfort to listeners who will offer them support. If it sounds familiar, that's because it is. Think 7cups marrying Uber.
People are seeking new and innovative ways to deal with their emotional frustrations. Business is seeing this and responding - as shown in this CBS News story - What to Know Before you Try Online Therapy.
This is where I come in. Admittedly, i'm a niche participant in this space, but i'm also a very important one. I don't possess the technological heft the others do, but I don't need to. Where the others promote a relatively generic service offering that seeks to commoditize the user/listener experience, I pursue relationships that are much more unique and personal.
In short, none of the others offer what I do. They do not have my charisma, my intuition or my energy. They don't have someone who will be accountable to you. Someone who can guide you. Someone who truly cares about your emotional well being. Their desire for scale will always limit what they can do for you.
Take a leap of faith - skip over the new normal, mass mediated online help, and call me. I will be the same person each time you call. I will remember you and your issues. I will help you craft a personalized plan to achieve emotional well-being. I can help you stop burning the oil and turn on the switch for your brighter future.