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Re: I'm INHUMAN I tell ya!...
Just to clarify...
My thought processes usually go like this -- I throw rocks, etc. at things to see if the idea or whatever can withstand the onslaught. Then after all the negativity is hurled at the idea, if there's anything left standing, THAT'S what can be advanced (cleared, moved forward).
The first set of rocks I throw are the integrity rocks. Will it withstand that test?
So, if anything, I'm TOO MUCH of a stickler for keeping things TOTALLY white hat and above board!! DO NO HARM, etc. A kind of entrepreneurial hypocratic oath!!
Also, I have no fear that I will ace the meeting -- assuming it's a trustworthy, boy scout type they are looking for. I'm pretty much always the squarest person in the room.
On the other hand, I can't be flying all over the country just for an in-person meeting. I don't have the $$ or time for that. Of course I can't let THEM know that! (or can I?)
Amusing aspect to the phone call where this corporate exec asked if I could fly out to meet them (reason for this thread)...
Guy mentions about the "MARKETING ARM" of my company, and I'm thinking, "Oh, you mean the old tattered, printed out list of prospects I have clipped together in the corner over there (from which I (ALONE) make hundreds of cold-calls each week)? THAT 'marketing arm' of my company?!?!"
Re: My personality (trustworthy, boy scout type, what they want to determine via in-person meeting, etc.)...
Another funny story (makes me laugh, anyway) -- some sowpubbers might find this amusing...
About a year ago, a vacationer in a condo down the hall from me had a plumbing leak emergency. I went over and helped him figure it all out, including helping him figure out what to demand from his rental agent (it was a huge inconvenience for the renter!).
It turned out this renter was some high end lawyer -- as he was thanking me for helping him out, he COMPLIMENTED ME by saying the way I took control of the situation + broke it all down into very simple, logical steps, etc. (basically: mind like a steel trap attribute), reminded him of a friend of his... WHO BECAME THE CEO OF TRANSAMERICA CORPORATION!!!
I don't know who that is, but let's just say, at some point along the way, our (ahem) career paths (ahem) DIVERGED.
Last edited by -TW : February 20, 2012 at 06:06 AM.
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