In this episode I talk about killing my sacred cow of not trading time for money as I’m going to start offer a limited amount of consulting calls. What Sacred Cows do you have? Are they still valid? Do you need to kill the sacred cow?
To celebrate Episode 100, I’m doing something different, letting myself be interviewed by the lovely Amanda Robinson (@shewakeboards) of http://www.socialsavvysociety.com/ fame. She’s a digital marketer now and former competitive wakeboarder (hence the show title).
This show is about the importance of getting the quality right when you do something, which usually means taking time or spending money.
In this show I talk to Mark Schaefer, international speaker and multiple best-selling author about his efforts to get the rights back to his book, the Tao of Twitter, from McGraw-Hill. As a publisher they weren’t keen to do a new edition of the book, which for a social media book, Mark thought was unacceptable. In addition we also talk about the lessons self-publishers can learn from his new book Known.
Well I’ve completed NaNoWrimo again! 50,000 words of a first draft written in November. But more significant than that is that it is the final book in my three book Magpies and Magic series. So now I am faced with a common problem : what to work on next. In this show I discuss the options and my thinking as to which to use.
In my first full-time job I worked for a small financial software company and had to learn this odd computer programming language that only they used. As a new employee I was given the manual but most people just expected me to do what they did and just pick things up as I went along. But for whatever reason I read the manual. What surprised me was that I learnt an awful lot of things that many of the “old hands” didn’t know by just reading Chapter 1 of the manual.