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@belllindsay Agreed. As far as I'm aware, your Maplelea Girl cannot book a professional hair appointment or massage. It astounds me that ANYONE indulges a kid to that extent - makes me wonder whose play fantasies are being lived out.
2 months ago on Gin and Topics: Ear Wax, Aerobics, Conan, and a Dog!
Happy news @belllindsay! There ARE "Canadian Girl" dolls. They're called Maplelea Girls http://www.maplelea.com/en/. A friend of mine writes copy for the company. They're not nearly as big as the American Girl brand but they exist!
You just failed at failing...I mean succeeded at failing... I mean...this was a GREAT post to start the year! Thanks for making me smile. 2014 is going to be terrific! Here's to all of us failing brilliantly! Cheers!
2 months, 1 week ago on How to Fail at Writing a Post for the New Year
@danielghebert @belllindsay @ginidietrich Hello and congrats on your #FF honours Daniel - and it is an honour indeed! Kingston you say! Please pop into the Toucan and say hello to my brother-in-law Sean. He's the bartender there. Tell him I sent you and he'll fix you up. He's great people and also has down east roots - Newfoundland.
4 months ago on #FollowFriday: Daniel Hebert
@belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb @RobBiesenbach @ginidietrich There could soon be an opening for Mayor of Toronto as well
4 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Vice President of Operations
Congratulations to you Clay and and @LauraPetrolino (who I did not get to fete last week - sorry about that). What a great opportunity to work with @ginidietrich's already great team! But biggest congrats go to @ginidietrich for making such smart people investments. Looking forward to seeing you all take over the known universe - along with significant chunks of the unknown universe :)
Great to meet you Matt. Congratulations on your #FF honours! Enjoy your day.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Matt Cermak
@jasonkonopinski Hi Jason! Missed it live - but happy to have the "notes" - thanks so much for doing them! Wish I could have been there. It sounds like a terrific event.
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Attend the Content Jam Keynote Virtually Today
Hi Gini - Don't know if I'll be able to tune in but I just scanned the eBook and it's a spectacular collection of terrific advice. Thanks for sharing and hope to be able to join in as a guinea pig. Good luck!
This is a very accurate assessment of the business challenges of breaking out on your own. Cannot agree more. Three points resonate most for me:
(1) Not having the big professional team you're used to when you work corporately. The price of "gorgeous" proposals increases dramatically when you have to pay out of pocket for the creative, and working alone before you have even a small team in place can be pretty lonely.
(2) Selling + choosing the clients that are the right fit for what you do. The media bistro clip you included is spot on. You have to be able to sell and taking on the wrong kind of work can be devastating in many ways. But it's hard to turn down work when you really need a cash infusion. Which leads to...
(3) Cash is king. This is truly the bottom line. When you're out of cash, things can grind to a halt pretty quickly. Cash is king. REPEAT.
You may feel some regret for the difficulties you've had along the way, but the fact is, you're succeeding and that's what counts. And as you say, experience matters. Now you've got it.
5 months ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
@dbvickery I climbed Kilimanjaro and made it to the top. Unfortunately, I slipped and fell approximately a third of the way back down and had to be transported to base camp by Sherpas. It was mortifying.
The foregoing was pure fabrication.
Actual story: I tripped and fell on the last step coming down from the upper deck in my backyard.
Lessons learned: (1) Flagstone is unforgiving. (2) Drink milk to keep your bones strong.
5 months, 1 week ago on #FollowFriday: Alina Kelly
@RebeccaTodd Thanks Rebecca! It's been amazing! Totally unexpected and amazing :)
@LauraPetrolino @AlinaKelly Absolutely right. Everyone wins.
@Howie Goldfarb Freeway murals can be cool (shame if they're boring). I love the art that is part of the urban fabric of a street - incorporated into sidewalks, on blank walls of buildings etc. The things that make walking a neighbourhood enjoyable/delightful.
@belllindsay Totally agree. It's very relaxed and very much a small community in a big city. Now fess up: what's your local? There may be a beer in it for you.
@Howie Goldfarb It's tiny but well worth visiting. It's featured some pretty amazing work. My husband proposed to me there :)
@Word Ninja Thank you! I am now a big time milk drinker/supplement taker :)
@JoeCardillo I'm in!!
@Howie Goldfarb @bdorman264 @ginidietrich Great idea. Let's get the fairies and all of Snow White's animal friends on that :)
@bdorman264 @ginidietrich Hello Bill! Great to formally meet you - although I feel I got to know you a bit back in the days when you were allowed more than two comments a month ;)
I'd be happy to visit Polk County but funding transit is a problem everywhere. Having said that, the City of Los Angeles has taken tax increases for transit to a referendum and been successful. So hope springs eternal in Polk County! Fingers crossed for you.