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Do Not Fear Self Promotion

I love going to conferences. I always come back with so much fodder for my blog(s). I attended the Florida Conference for Women yesterday, and what an amazing bunch of speakers! Over the next few weeks I’ll share the knowledge…

Make Friends, Not Competitors

So you probably already know who your competitors are, right? You probably feel a little animosity toward them. Am I right?

But what if I asked you to change your thinking? Instead of seeing them as a threat, what if they could be valuable allies?

Let me tell you a story. I attended a huge networking event three years ago, and saw another marketing professional on stage. My immediate thought was, this room isn’t big enough for the two of us.

A few days later, I saw an ad she posted looking for someone to take on some of her overflow work. My perception shifted. Rather than see her as a threat, what if we could work together and get more business as a result?

And so I called her, and she brought me on to a client project that Egg eventually took over, and which was the longest running client relationship I’ve had to date. All because I shifted my thinking.

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