Of all the different jobs I’ve tried and their varying levels of success, I think one of the most difficult is my current position as a business broker. It’s a combination of being a therapist and a matchmaker and can be simultaneously calculating and emotional.
That being said, it’s one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.
In late January, I joined Cortney Sells and her team at The Firm Business Brokerage in Omaha and have since been helping people who are ready to retire, move or dissolve a partnership sell their businesses, and people who are ready to invest money and time in something more self-driven (not to mention more lucrative) than the stock market.
If you or someone you know would like to buy or sell a business, please contact me at 402.972.6200 or RachaelR@thefirmb2b.com.
Forget about that shit. Show your work.
What you do online should be in the middle of a venn diagram between what’s helpful and/or interesting to you and what’s helpful and/or interesting to others.
For example: I use this Tumblr as a way to keep track of stuff I’m interested in, and research I’m doing. But I SHARE it in a way that might be interesting to other people. So what I get then is basically a public file folder that benefits both me and the people who follow the Tumblr.
As far as balancing working and sharing, it goes in this order:
You do your work, then every day you find a little bit of your process that you can share with others. Depending on where you are in the process, sometimes it’s in-progress work, sometimes it’s research or something you’re reading, sometimes it’s a finished work, and sometimes it’s a story about what something you’ve made is doing out in the world.
But again, sorry for the hard sell, but I wrote my whole next book about this. You should pre-order it!