Hey, I am naturally a teacher, a helper, a facilitator. I’ve also spend a huge amount of time educating, experimenting, and practicing what I do. I’m not a guru, I’m not a Ninja but there are certainly many things I can do and know a great deal about because I’ve invested my time and dollars to learn.
Not a single day goes by when someone doesn’t ask, “Can I ask you a question?”
A long time ago I read a post from Chris Brogan on how he deals with the question. It struck a chord with me because just like him, I struggle with the answer every time. It’s just not in my nature to not help.
And then I saw a Tweet from my friend Liz…
I knew exactly the topic of the link. I knew exactly what she was referring to. It led to a slideshare by her friend @SheilaS. I checked out the link and was surprised to find a well put together slide show detailing the “how and why” that so many of us battle daily. I retweeted the post and mentioned I was going to blog about it and guess what? She thanked me! She just earned triple double kudos in my book! (that means she can pick my brain anytime!)
I start my early morning off answering questions via email, FB chat, twitter and posts. When the sunrises, the phone starts ringing. Instead of writing code from 9 to 5 and creating product, I’ll spend the bulk of my day answering phone calls most of which are from “potential clients”. After dinner it’s back to the computer to actually get some real work done.
Here’s her most excellent Slideshare:
Now what was it you wanted to pick my brain about again?
NOTE: Liz was a guest on our radio show, I’ve also met her at briefly at different conferences. This last year I was at BlogWorld in Las Vegas and couldn’t get a word in edge wise – she was constantly surrounded by people “picking her brain”. She’s all that AND a bag of potato chips!
BONUS: Like any slideshow – it’s not going to be the whole banana. It’s meant to go behind an actual presentation. While we all missed the original presentation if you want more Sheila just pointed me to an ebook co-written by her business partner Betsy McCray who also was a guest on our radio show! http://www.tourismcurrents.com/how-to-draw-the-line-between-free-and-paid Go check it out!