I wanted to write you a special note.
First off - thank you for subscribing. I'm excited to have you join me on this journey. I've been thinking about something like "WORDS OF WISTROM" for a long time. Robert has been such a great cheerleader for my writing. These stories wouldn't be here without his help.
Finding our authentic voice - especially in the written word - can be a challenge. I can't tell you how many things I've written something then threw away. I've always felt like I was following a given formula for marketing or sales, but somehow or another, after I wrote it - it just didn't sound like me. It sounded like someone I was trying to copy because they were great at their own authenticity. I thought it was the best I could do - and quite frankly - it wasn't good enough.
Something finally clicked this summer when Robert pushed me to write. He said that he didn't care what we wrote about - we just had to write. I wrote two stories - BULLCRAP and MR. OLD SCHOOL. I asked him what he thought. He loved BULLCRAP and said that it should be the start of my newsletter. His question was: "Do you have any more stories like this?" My answer: "I have TONS of them." He laughed and said - "Well, if any are as good as this one - you've really got something here...."
My very good friend and graphic designer Aileen Casey helped by creating the header for the newsletter. Somehow - it felt like I was "home". It was now a newsletter that I could relax with - and be myself. It felt - and feels - COMFORTABLE...
I've been writing about more "life" things than "business" things lately - but I plan on putting in a lot more business next year. I've got a few really interesting ideas - and I'm going to be teasing them out here each week.
I have a few favors to ask. I hope you don't mind.
1) I appreciate opinions and feedback. I may be asking for them outright as part of a story. Please feel free to drop me a message or set up time to chat.
2) I'm always looking to expand my network - getting to know more and more people is a joy for me. Don't hesitate to connect with me on LinkedIn, call or schedule some time for a virtual coffee. I use the same fancy booking site that Robert uses...
You can schedule HERE.
3) If there's anything I can do to help you on your journey - please let me know.
I wish you a wonderful holiday season - and a VERY HAPPY 2021!