In 2011, I wrote an executive summary for a documentary feature film project called America Together. Over the years, I've made little tweaks to the summary based on different ideas I've had. It seems the vision for this project is needed now more than ever, so I'm sharing the idea publicly as a way to explore the idea further.
In a battle of right and wrong, left and right, money and control, people are asking each other who are we? With religious, social, cultural and political adversity it seems like our country is on a downward spiral towards destruction. Is it too late for redemption? Is it too late to return to the vision our country was founded on? Do we even know what that is? If we knew our past, would it help move us to make the right decision for our future?
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The other day, I was sitting at my desk working away while Youtube was playing on my second computer monitor. It began to play an advertisement, which was a movie trailer. And as it played, I realized this was the movie trailer I had been waiting for the past two years. I held my breath in anticipation. Would I not only make the final cut of the movie, but would I actually land a spot on the movie trailer?
Let me pause for just a moment.
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Early in the Noodlehead Marketing journey, I needed a tool to help me manage my contacts and sales pipeline. Originally I ended up using the simple CRM, Highrise. After awhile I needed a CRM that offered more functionality and reporting and eventually found the wonderful tool PipelineDeals (Affiliate Link).
Up until we shut down the company, this was the tool we used to help us organize and manage our sales pipeline and this partner was a perfect fit. Each time, they'd roll out updates and improvements they'd be right in line with what we needed. It was neat to work alongside a company which shared similiar values and approaches to the way we work. In addition to using their tool, I interacted with their team often, provided video testimonials and became a regular ambassador for their brand to those I met here in Atlanta.
In the last several months, I've been reaching out to others to help create exposure for Path Of The Freelancer. It was a no brainer for me to reach out to my friends at PipelineDeals and ask them if I could write a guest blog post. They accepted the request and after working out the details, the blog post about how to effectively boost sales effectiveness is now live. If you're in sales it's a insightful read. If not, share it with someone you know who is in sales.
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I was recently connected and invited to compose an article for StartupNation. What is it?
"StartupNation has inspired, educated and consistently attracted entrepreneurs and small business owners from Main Street America who want to be their own bosses and live the American Dream."
As I thought about what I wanted to share with startup business owners, leaders and team members the eighth and final achievement from Path Of The Freelancer came to mind. We Share What We've Mastered. There are many who have shared their life by teaching and mentoring me. In response to those who have given so much to me, I've turned around and done the same for others. This process is an important and meaningful one.
In my guest post, I share how Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship. I dive into the four stages of teaching, how these stages apply to our business, and specific action items we can take to move the next generation forward. Check it out at the link below.
Mentoring is at the Heart of Entrepreneurship
It's April and I've only managed to write four blog posts on my website, and three of them were about Path Of The Freelancer. With the book release a week away, I've been working hard at spreading the word and expanding my digital platform. While my writing here has been light, I've been active writing in other places.
Here's a roundup of what I've been working on.
Freelance Related Content
Non-Freelance Related Content
Path Of The Freelancer
is just two weeks away from going public. It's been an interesting road writing this book
over the past 19 months. As part of promoting the book, I've sent the manuscript out before launching, to request endorsements. The following three book endorsements do a great job of surveying what to expect while reading it. If you are a freelancer or know one, please pre-order a copy
With the right balance of personal experience and solid business advice, Jason has written a comprehensive guide to achieving freelance success. Infused with memorable analogies and infographics, The Path of the Freelancer appeals to a variety of learning types, and remains engaging throughout an impressive amount of content. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is either getting into freelancing, or ready to take their current business to the next level.
-Co-founder, Harpoon (Financial Software For Freelancers)
I've read "Path Of The Freelancer" in its entirety and recommend it to anybody that's looking to start freelancing - in any field - and also to those who already are freelancers. Jason is extremely perceptive and is filled with valuable insight that he regularly pours into others in an effort to help them. This book is his attempt to do that for those that he'd otherwise not be able to help.
-Keith Taylor, Professional Freelance Photographer
As a freelancer, Path of the Freelancer is a must read. It's a brilliant piece of work I glean from and recommend to all my colleagues. It will be my go-to-guide for years to come!
-Allison Miller, Speaker and Author of Desperate for Love
to order Path Of The Freelancer (Print or Kindle) on Amazon.
I was talking to a fellow freelancer about communication and the general lack of response of people when we email, text or call others. Many times we send messages and don’t hear back for days, even weeks. Sometimes we don’t receive any feedback until we follow up numerous times. This happens with active clients and people with whom I have a relationship. When it comes to sales activities, the perpetrators are even worse.
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