Your calls

Take them standing.

You’re glued to your keyboard the rest of the day. And at night you’re at the dinner table or in bed.

Stand, stretch, squat, pose, pace. Whatever you want.

Just don’t sit.

Own your specialty

Fake it ’til you make it. Yes.

Then, once you’ve “made it”, stop faking it.

Hone in on exactly who you are, what you’re best at, and what you actually do.

Because at first, you want everyone to reach out for your help. But eventually, everyone reaching out doesn’t do anyone any good.

Wow or bust

You should be going for awesome. An “absolutely, I’d recommend this to a friend.”

A wow.

Anything less is all the same. Failure.

Which, of course, is okay.

Just don’t accept it as it such.

Use a story to add value

Appeal to people’s self-interest for their problems.

Feed their need.

Then, put a story behind it.

Anyone can offer a solution.

But nobody can take your story.

And solutions are worth way more when they come with a story.

Money Mondays

Mondays are tough. You can have the best job in the world.

But Mondays are still tough.

So use Mondays, every Monday, to handle your monies.

  • Pay your bills.
  • Reconcile your accounts.
  • Eliminate waste.
  • Gather receipts.
  • Create expense reports.
  • Empty your piles of mail (email, too).

This is work that’s not fun. But it’s work you can do when you’re not ready for your real work.

It’s work you’ll be glad you’ve kept up with. No mountains at deadline.

Because there’s no getting around Mondays. And there’s no getting around having to deal with your monies.

Put ’em together, and get ’em done.