Monthly Archives: May, 2010

Part 2 of “The Recipe to Become a Sought After Consultant”

Posted in - Uncategorized on May 17th 2010 0 Comments

We’ve already discussed track record and now want to look at the sub-category of, “relationship building / networking”.

This falls right after “track record” as when you begin consulting, who are your easiest clients to target? Those you have built relationships with in the past.

How do we build relationships? I was lucky enough to …

The Recipe to Become a Sought After Consultant

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on May 16th 2010 9 Comments

50% Track Record
50% Relationship Builder / Networker

Is it really so simple?

Under each of these areas are several bullet points / advice on how to mazimize each bullet point; but once you hear my story, I have proved this is the recipe for a thriving ‘restaurant’.

While I was working in the corporate world, I always did …

Social Media + Keeping it Real = Money, Learning, and Great Friends

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized on May 13th 2010 2 Comments

As social media continues to dominate the web space as well as play a part in most of our daily lives, I began using social media tools several years ago; but never with the intention that it would “get” me anything. I did it for the simple reason that…I’m social. I genuinely have …

The Power of “WE” vs. “I”

Posted in - All About ME & Building Business Relationships & Building PEOPLE Relationships & Sales and Marketing in 2010 & Uncategorized & What's in my head now? on May 12th 2010 6 Comments

In a conversation with fellow blogger, consultant, thinker, coach, and innovator, Josh Allan Dykstra, he brought to my attention an article written by Pixar’s CEO called, “How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity”. Our original discussion was surrounding a blog post I did months ago as well as a TED video talking about how …

Where Do I Begin?

Posted in - Uncategorized on May 10th 2010 0 Comments

This is the first time I’ve ever gone out of town with minimal email checking and no social media. Here is where I am:

1. 418 business emails (and I’m a consultant, I have to keep everyone happy)
2. 376 pictures from trip to upload; plus blog to incorporate them into
3. 2 weeks …

Europe Trip…pictures, stories, and ruminations…

Posted in - Uncategorized on May 4th 2010 1 Comments

I tried to keep up with writing daily, I truly did…it just didn’t happen. We’ve been home for about 30 hours and I’m still wiped, but here goes…

The trip begins at good old DFW (airport), which has become somewhat of a regular for Mark and I. Having never flown outside the US (except for …