Ask and You Shall Receive

This powerful quote has proved very true in my personal endeavors to financially support my wife and I.

For a long while, I’ve been researching how to operate a business correctly. I’ve read books from the local library(one of my most valuable resources)  as well as online. I’ve tried to learn from my freelance experiences as well as from working with a group of professionals in the last firm where I was employed. I’ve tried to watch others make choices and see how they react.

The Point

Of all the things I’ve done to learn, to ask others is the most effective method.

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The Value of a Team

I am self-employed, but does that mean I am perfect and complete on my own? Is “me” all I need?

This has come up often lately as I plan on how to achieve my goals. It’s obvious now that I can reach my goals way faster by working with others that have similar goals.

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How It Works: Small Presence

Today, I spoke with Kyle Rehm from Ono Mojo, a Hawaiian web development studio. We had met through a craigslist posting I made requesting a contracted PHP developer to assist with Small Presence. What follows is some insight I gained today on my own goals for Small Presence, as well as future opportunities that can be incorporated into it. I have a clearer view of the internals of Small Presence and I and going to outline it in this post.

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Connected: It’s Who Knows YOU

Perhaps this is nothing profound, but the old saying “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” needs to be revised.

In a world that is so well connected, almost to its demise, it’s no longer who you know, it’s who knows you.

How many people reading this know Linus Torvalds, Bill Gates, Barrack Obama and so on. All of these personas are influential in their field. Thanks to the Internet and various portals within it, we know quite a bit about them, even on a personal level. But who cares who you know. It means nothing.

Do you want to get your ideas out there? Do you want to be criticized? Do you want to have an audience that cares about what you have to say? It doesn’t matter how much you want those things. What matters is that people know you.

The Question

How do you get someone to know you?

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