Monday, September 1, 2008

Self Promo Package

So I have decided I have been setting my sights too close to home in terms of clients.

I've also been barking up a small fruit-bearing tree. I love my local clients and love to help them grow their businesses but few of them have the money to afford me in an on-going arrangement.

With those experiences in mind, I decided to branch out. I'm going after bigger clients and have been creating a self promotional package. Woo wee!!!

One of the greatest lessons I've learned in life is that if we're going to do anything noteworthy in life we have to tackle things that intimidate us. And this package sure does intimidate me. My ego has a nasty habit of cropping up at times like this and nagging me about my (perceived) lack of experience and my own internal doubts about whether or not I can really write.

Both of those nags are complete crap (pardon my bluntness but that's the best word: crap). I write for one of the most well-known alternative health doctors on the web! And his staff loves me and tells me so regularly.

Being in marketing it's easy to lose sight of the fact that I study this stuff almost daily (ok sometimes I like to take a break on the weekends - it's necessary) and by doing so, I know more about marketing than 85% of the population.

I lose sight of this fact because my ego likes to compare me to the greats - Clayton Makepeace, Drayton Bird, Gary Bencivenga, John Carlton and one of my all-time favorites, Carline Anglade-Cole. My ego likes to tell me I know about 1/1,000,000,000th of the info these people know.

And while that may be true (ok it's probably more like 1/1,000,000th) what is also true is that they gained their knowledge by being in the playing field. They learned by DOING - not by just studying, reading and talking.

As my favorite man in the Universe would say (James Arthur Ray): you've got to get in the water.

And he's right. It's time to get in the water. With my self-promo package it's time to get into some deeper waters. I'm aiming for deeper waters where I have no idea how to swim and I have every belief that I will learn how to jump into, how to navigate and how to gracefully swim those waters. :)

Then it will be onto the next, even deeper waters. Here's to enjoying the journey!

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