Category: Links of Interest

  • Marketing isn’t sleazy

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    Don’t expect to get good clients doing the work you want to do if you’re not spending time telling people what you do.

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  • Nothing will be gained by fighting

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    Sure you could argue about being called names by your client, but is it actually going to change their mind? Are you ever going to see them again? Don’t waste your time fighting with them, just be polite and move on.

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  • What if you have a bad manager

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    The only thing you can actually take care of is yourself. Give your manager weekly email updates on what you’re doing and expected deliverables. Build out a training manual and give it to your manager so they can have it for the next person joining the team.

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  • Are you living your dream?

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    When you were a kid you had all kinds of dreams for what your future was going to be like. Even as a teenager or young adult you had these dreams. Then ‘reality’ beat them out of you. That’s not how it has to be though. When you were younger you figured that it would…

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  • So much has to go right to succeed

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    Going freelance is not ‘the’ answer for everyone. All your dreams of sitting in a coffee shop daily working on only things you love are just that…dreams. Running a business takes a bunch of work outside of working on things you love and even finding those clients you love is hard.

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  • On After Action Reviews

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    Are you actually sitting down for both good and bad projects and recapping what happened? How about doing it with the client as well? If not you need to be doing that.

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  • On Productivity Tools

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    First off don’t think that some ‘new tool’ is going to solve the problem you’re having with productivity. You can use any tool poorly or you can keep doing the same old unproductive things in a new tool you did with an old tool. Second, don’t mistake productivity for effectiveness. We want to be effective,…

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  • How you run your business shows your character

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    Running a business tests your character in very hard ways. It deals with livelihoods and money which seems to bring out the worst in people. You’re going to get asked about competitors and a sure fire way to show your customer how poor your character is is to talk poorly about your competition. There are…

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  • Don’t just focus on your rights

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    Way to many of us service professionals get all wrapped up in what we deserve. How we should be treated. What we should be paid. What type of treatment does the client deserve though? Are you so wrapped up in what you deserve you don’t even bother to think about what your clients deserve.

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  • On Negativity

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    What you surround yourself with is going to influence you. Careful what you surround yourself with.

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