Guest Post by Ann Wylie
“Adjectives are cheap. Everyone is a ‘best selling’ author or a ‘sought after’ speaker or a ‘world class’ coach. Nouns are more expensive: How many BOOKS, how many SPEECHES, how many CLIENTS?” ~Alan Weiss, principle, Summit Consulting Group
My long-term webmaster is leaving for greener pastures — Sniff! — which has left me searching for help from, among other resources, oDesk. Here’s what I’ve found:
Don’t get shot down.
Make your argument with verbs and nouns, not adjectives and adverbs.
Good morning from beautiful Baghdad by the Bay aka San Francisco! I’m here to speak at The Hub Convene along with Heidi Sullivan of Cision (disclosure: client); we’re presenting on “Content Marketing Metrics That Matter.” If you’re here, please find me and say “hello!”
No matter our line of work, we all have one common goal: to succeed. No matter how much we hear it’s important to fail (which it is), and failure makes us stronger (hopefully), success is just much nicer. Friday I spoke at the Convergence in Communications Conference, and Evan Burfield of 1776 got a big laugh when he said, “Let’s face it, failure sucks.”
So this week’s roundup features seven posts from around the web that focus on success.
She gets up at 5:30 a.m., or maybe 6. He R&S’ (rises and shines) at 7 a.m. (or so).
Time enough – just barely enough, and some days not even that – for the two of them to hug, kiss, and chat a bit while one sips tea and the other Diet Coke, before the frenetic dance of get-ready-to-go-to-work-and-don’t-forget-your-breakfast/lunch! begins.
The day takes over. Work takes over. Life takes over. For the entire day, figure nine-plus hours, full of emails (many of which are “reply all”) and conference calls (“OMG! I didn’t lose you!”) and frenetic calendar adjustments for meetings that are probably completely unnecessary but seem vital… at least, at that moment.
On a good day she might get a walk in; he might make it to the gym (and two days in a row? W00t!). And if they get home in time to eat dinner together – if there isn’t a happy hour or networking event to attend, that is – they offer silent thanks for their microwave, the most frequently used appliance in their state-of-the-art kitchen.