Ted Rubin is an experience. He is so full of energy, life, and encouragement. It is my pleasure to bring you the Life Lessons of a man who is a social media guru and an active dad. Let’s see what Ted has learned in 2011. And remember if you would like to submit your Life Lesson click here. We would absolutely love to hear from you.
*Are you happy at the moment?
I am as happy as I allow myself to be at any given moment… all about Attitude.
*If you could go back and say anything to your 16 year old self now – what would it be?
You are responsible for every decision in your life. Time is short and goes way faster than you think it will. Act now… don’t wait for tomorrow.
*What’s the most important thing you’ve learned this year?
Listen to your heart. Make time for yourself. Enjoy YOUR company. –>Devote time to Return on Relationship with yourself.
*What do you most want to achieve in the next 12 months?
Personal: To get to a place with my daughters that they can openly show they love me, I can do the same, and they will both hug me and allow me to hug them. Business: Help take Collective Bias to the next level and be an integral part of that success.
*What’s your secret to happiness?
“Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass… it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” 🙂
*What one ritual or practice keeps you grounded?
Evening cocktails, LOL 😉
*What’s your biggest regret?
That I do not get to see my daughters every day, say goodnight to them every night, and have their life revolve around a home of which I am a part.
*What’s the most important lesson you’ve taught your kid(s)?
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss and… Build people up, don’t tear them down.
*What bad habit would you most like to change about yourself?
Putting things off for tomorrow that I should start today.
*Aside from motherhood and marriage what are you most proud of in your life?
That I never gave up, and never will, on a relationship with my daughters despite the roadblocks put in place.
*When were you happiest?
I have a split personality in that regard: Engaging/interacting at events with a large group of people… and alone at the beach.
*What ten words best describe you?
Father, friend, devoted, loyal, passionate, engaging, energetic, reliable, talkative, tired.
A native New Yorker, Ted holds a Bachelor of Science in business and economics from Cornell University. He is the Chief Social Marketing Officer for Collective Bias. As a leading social marketing strategist, Ted coined the term ROR: Return on Relationship… a concept he believes is the cornerstone for building an engaged multi-million member database, many of whom are vocal advocates for the brand. He is divorced, has two teenage daughters, and lives in Long Island. You can learn more about him on his website tedrubin.com.