John Rowa – Who I Will Be
It would be nice to wrap this into a nice, story-telling format that explains how I became who I am and why I do what I do. But, the honest answer is: I don’t even know if I can fully answer those two questions because my story isn’t yet complete.
People like to think that they are who they are because of what they’ve done, where they were born, who they were born to, or what they’ve accomplished. But I believe that who I am isn’t about where I’ve been, but where I’m going.
You see, I’m a work in progress. I can be prideful, selfish, lazy, unfocused, lacking in knowledge, and hurtful. I’m as imperfect a man as one can be. But while I can say with full transparency that I have been those things, I know, by grace, those things are NOT ME!
Few ever reach full potential, but even more even stop to think what their full potential even looks like.
I like to think that the man I am now isn’t who I will be tomorrow — That my potential is to be loving, a seeker of wisdom, respectful, caring, charitable, hard-working, knowledgeable, and full of mercy. I want to be the man that I am called to be.
So, how will my story end? Only One knows for sure, but, at the end of it all, I hope others will say, “He was a better man today than he was yesterday.”
John Rowa is the VP of Internet Marketing for Lemonade Stand, a digital marketing firm. John oversees the company’s and its client’s internet marketing campaigns including all SEO, PPC, Social Media, and Analytics. John has 15+ years of website development and digital marketing experience and loves finding new, “outside-of-the-box” ways to help businesses grow.
Prior to joining Lemonade Stand, John’s previous experience includes serving as marketing coordinator for a large Forex broker, managing an eCommerce website for a national retail clothing chain, and founding a cutting-edge internet radio station at age 17.
John lives in Riverside, California with his wife, Venessa, and their sons, Mason and Micah.