The team at Ben Stroup Enterprises is a diverse crew hailing from all over the country with a set of highly complementary skills and passions. Many of us are behind the scenes so we want to take this opportunity to shine a spotlight on each member.
JEREMY CHANDLER serves as Social Media Director at Ben Stroup Enterprises. Combining his passion for “connecting” and interest in the latest marketing trends, he helps individuals and organizations establish and manage a social media presence that is vital for anyone looking to thrive in today’s world.
1. Are you an extrovert, introvert or “ambivert?”
I would say extrovert. Growing up, I was a lot more extroverted than I am today, but I still feed off the energy of others and enjoy connecting with people as much as possible.
2. What are your currently reading?
I like to read a couple of books at a time, usually one fiction and one nonfiction. Right now, I’m in the middle of two books: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie.
3. Which Nashville coffee shop do you recommend to out of towers?
4. What podcasts do you subscribe to?
Right now, the only one listen to regularly is Michael Hyatt’s podcast, This is Your Life.
5. What is your favorite quote?
“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton
As someone who really values mentoring and learning as much as I can from those who are older and wiser, I always refer to this quote from Sir Isaac Newton. I think it perfectly captures the importance of mentoring and finding people who can speak wisdom into your life.
6. Would you prefer money for a housekeeper, cook, gardener, or personal secretary?
I’m going to say personal secretary, simply because my wife is an expert in the other three.
7. What is one item on your bucket list?
My wife and I love to travel so most of my bucket list consists of various cities and countries we’d like to visit. Probably the place I’d like to visit most is Italy.
8. What is your tech device du jour?
While I’m just trying to keep up with Ben’s technology expertise most of the time, I’m currently really enjoying how easy Evernote makes things across all my devices. It’s become a valuable tool over the past few months.
9. What social causes fire you up?
I wouldn’t say that there’s one specific cause that excites me more than others, but I love to see social justice organizations look for creative ways to engage supporters in championing their cause. One organization I follow and support is Blood:Water Mission. My wife also works for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Middle Tennessee. While it’s not a social justice organization, I love hearing the stories she shares about the kids and families who get to take their minds off all of the stresses and struggles they’re dealing with, even for a little while, by experiencing something they’ve always wanted to do.
10. What is one book that has made a huge impact on your life? How so?
Linchpin by Seth Godin is a book that I’m constantly recommending to others mainly because it’s been so beneficial in the way I approach my work. As someone who’s in the “early stages” of their career it’s been extremely influential in the way I think about making an impact and doing work that matters.
Hilary Sutton is a content writer at Ben Stroup Enterprises and is passionate about giving a voice to stories that are begging to be told. You can connect with her via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, or email.