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Monday, October 20, 2008

Economic Downturns The Perfect Time For One Of Those Leaps Of Faith

Sure the economy is bad, but is that just an opportunity to get into business at bargain basement prices? That statement might be an exaggeration, but Paul Graham does have a great post on Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy.

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Every Job Isn't Worth It

Do you take the time to evaluate just what you might be getting into when you accept a new project? You might want to check out this post from BusinessPundit.com on the 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Accepting New Work. It might save your sanity and a good relationship.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008


When you take on new responsibilities, it is amazing what you learn about yourself.

I have taken on a weird hybrid role with out sales staff in helping them and clients understand our capabilities from the websites. In this time, I have been able to confirm that I am still a horrible sales person. Not exactly earth shattering, but knowing your limits are important.

But I have found that I am a much greater marketer than I thought. Which isn't the same thing. I have been able to rationalize that my 'ability to close the deal' isn't up to par, but my 'ability to push the idea and product' is strong. Very strong. If I am ever able to work full time as on-air talent, I think this will prove valuable.

I have also gain another level of respect for our fine sales staff. While all are trying to do the best they can for themselves, its not every man and women for themselves. No serious jealousy, backstabbing, or sabotage. Our sales staff do there best to hype each other up, just like a solid sports team. Our sales staff know how to work each other to get the best competition for themselves internally, without being over-competitive. They are impressive.

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