You may have noticed my absence … or not. Since my blog post last Wednesday I was swept up in a flurry of activity that continues, but I wanted to take just a moment out to say, “thank you.”
Because that flurry of activity is the result of a lot of friends who have asked me to do some work for them or recommended me to someone else. And for that, I am SO grateful.
It’s been just three months since I found myself “self employed” … which is a nice way of saying “unemployed.” I just went back and re-read some of those first blog entries that now, in retrospect, seem a little “shell-shocked.” No doubt, I was shaken by a situation that was not in my control, but I was determined to make the best of it. I really didn’t have much choice … and thus, Pickett&Associates came to be.
Last week I wrote my 50th blog entry, accumulated just shy of 2,000 views and signed my 10th client. And what I wrote in one of my earlier blog posts, “Renewing the Faith,” still stands: You just need a little crisis in your life to put things into perspective; that perspective allows one to see how those relationships built with mutual trust and respect work.
I’m beginning to see little successes for my clients. Attracting more web leads, generating more business, retaining and recruiting employees … a few media hits coming down the pike that are very exciting and will serve to generate even more business. Most exciting, I’m learning so much from my peers. For those in marketing, there is a wonderful “sharing” spirit that is very encouraging.
Earlier in summer, I identified a “theme song.” Well, every summer has to have one, and this one was no different. The words — “they can take away my job, but not my friends, you see” — seemed right on. So, enjoy a little last vestige of summer with Michael Franti and The Sound of Sunshine. And, like those Bartles and James guys, “Thanks for Your Support!”