Billy is the kid on the tricycle in my logo. That icon has been with me since 1996 when I first used it to brand a skateboarding event in San Diego when I was working at Shadow Mountain Community Church. Since then it has stuck with me and it has a deeper meaning than you might think at first glance.
I was commenting over in the wonderful sandbox that is the inprogress blog and Tam made mention of it. People make mention of it all the time and I thought I would share.
Billy is doing an important thing in the logo. He is taking something that is already good, fun, true and pure (a tricycle) and using it in a way that it was not intended (standing on it and pushing). Billy has discovered a better way to ride his trike.¬†
This is me. I will never stop trying to find a better way. No matter how tried, true and tested things are, it is always worth taking a second look.
This does a couple things. It frustrates the status quo, and I am learning how to be more subtle about things.
It keeps me awake at night.
It energizes me to no end and I love it.