Since starting my own business, I’ve always had a Google alert in place for my name, Andrew Rondeau.
So each day I get an email which lists where the phrase, “Andrew Rondeau” has been used.
I get to see what people are saying about me…good and bad.
Well I recently saw my name against this quote:
“Andrew Rondeau has big dreams”
I thought I don’t remember saying that.
Of course, I am not the only Andrew Rondeau in the world but it is a pretty unique name…, which means 99% of the alerts are about me.
But this one wasn’t.
There is an even bigger star than me…out there! LOL
A guy who is going places…
A guy who is getting peoples attention…
A guy who has big dreams…
Watch this video and see what I mean.
Cool! Seems to be a great guy. If you search for my name online I come about sixth in Google though my name is more common. I used to come second after a circus clown and juggler but as I don’t really care I’ve dropped down the rankings 🙂
Can you juggle? We want to see the video!
Great story. Heartwarming and humbling
Dear Andrew –
I do the same. It is amazing how many Corinne Edwards there are on the web.
Very active one in the UK.
But it is useful. You can see who is talking about you.
As long as you have a thick skin for when someone says something bad!
I think this should inspire us, those that are 100% healthy. He still followed his dream in spit of many obstacles I am sure he met and he did find his way to success.
If we would all be so determined.
I didn’t searched for my name, but I know there was a tennis man that appeared in a lot of news papers and all the results were for him.
I agree…determination and don’t let hurdles get in the way.
I never thought to put my name in Google alerts. As you say; have to be prepared for the bad as well as the good, so maybe not such a good idea lol
Patricia Perth Australia
I cannot see anyone saying bad things about you!
I thought my name was unusual until I discovered the internet. Now I’ve found 13 in the USA and a few overseas. But I dominate the SERPs – I’m an SEOer – if I can’t dominate for my own name, I wouldn’t be very good.
Very nice video. I’d be proud to share a name with him.
It’s fun seeing who else has the same name especially when your name is unusual.
My wife’s name is Joy and there is a Joy Rondeau who is a big name in disabled sport.
Have you thought of contacting him?
I have thought about it…just wasn’t sure weather to or not.
Perhaps I should!
Wow that video is some kind of big time paradigm shifter. I’m still sorting it out. It puts all stereotypes at risk and that’s a good thing. Thanks
I’m glad it got your thinking!