I'm a believer in the power of blogging for individuals and companies. Going through the process of writing and publishing my thoughts is a powerful one, and it also helps me create something of value that can aid my personal and professional endeavors. To do it effectively, I also need to create something compelling, inspiring, or insightful for you the reader or I end up talking to myself.
Many years ago, I was connected by a Noodlehead Marketing employee to Jim Beach. Jim is the author of the book, School For Startups: The Breakthrough Course for Guaranteeing Small Business Success in 90 Days or Less (Affiliate Link). He also hosts the School For Startups Radio show. He believes anyone can be an entrepreneur, and launching a business does not require passion, risk, or creativity.
When I was seeking book endorsements for Path Of The Freelancer, I reached out to Jim to read the book and as a result, he invited me as a guest on his show. Click the play button below to listen to the radio interview segment where I dive into the first four achievements successful freelancers sustain.
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?
On May 17 2017, I spoke at the Atlanta Hubspot User Group on how companies and freelancers can work well together. I dove into four areas of insight that help empower both freelancers and companies to have a sweet spot working relationship. If you're interested in the topic, you can check out my follow-up blog post here diving into the topics I discussed at the event.
P.S. If you know a freelancer, please share this link to my speaking event this week on June 22nd, about flourishing in freelancing. The event is at Roam Atlanta Buckhead Thursday from 6-8pm.
Well, maybe ‘today’ is a bit ambitious, but realistically, what if you could experience six years worth of personal growth in just six months? That’s the promise of a leadership program based in development theory here in Atlanta Georgia.
As I mentioned in my previous article, I’m getting to go through the Leaders Lyceum’s multi-corporate personal development program in exchange for sharing my experience along the way. The program consists of five full-day sessions over the course of six months with cross-mentoring group calls every two weeks during the program.
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.
- Let's Work Together