If you know me, you know how much I hate asking for favors. I think if you’re doing work, you should get paid that work’s worth and not a cent less.
I mean, I know I’m a great coach. I have fantastic insight, amazing life experience, and a finely tuned bullshit meter. Of COURSE I’m valuable to Nick’s readers.
There are days as an entrepreneur when you actually loathe the thought of touching a computer. Or picking up a pen and writing an idea down. Or even putting on pants.
Trust me, while I’d have no reservations about chilling in a park all day, working on my laptop – a lot of folks don’t have that kind of time or luxury. Meanwhile, we wish we could do something to help, but we don’t know what – and then we get on with our day while you’re getting zip-cuffed in the park.
This is what social media is. It’s not a race for fans, followers, friends, views, or subscribers, like those things are a scarce and limited resource. They’re not. Here’s what is rare: actual relationships that require and earn attention from both parties.
After dealing with shady characters for too long, some of those negative characteristics start rubbing off on you. And that’s all sorts of icky. Cold showers with your clothes on kind of icky.
I Aim to Misbehave. It’s high time for a new kind of storytelling in business. I thought of myself for a long time as The Geek Superhero. The more I think about it, the more I realize I’m telling the stories of business superheroes every day. I’m going to dedicate my professional life to re-direct attention to the people and products that matter and away from the businesses that treat us poorly and waste our time. Color me a web marketing Robin Hood. All that’s left is to fight a pair of tights.
Getting stuck because of another person sucks. And it sucks more when that person is an punk. Here are a few of the ones I’ve encountered and how to deal with them.
Trust your instincts – they’re finely-honed senses dedicated to protecting your ass from the tiger (or client) about to eat you.
The weekend was probably shorter than you would have liked. Last week may have been a heinous bitch. Monday is your chance to set things straight. No more beating yourself up over the choices you made last week. Time to ignore the leftover ghosts still haunting you. Monday is your time to shine. Buck up. […]