Here’s a story I haven’t shared before. I’m not sharing it to shame anyone, but to be candid about what happened and reflect on the lessons on decision making.
Over a year ago, we hired a consultant to help us choose a new billing system.
When the new software was finally chosen and implemented after 9 months, there was one problem.
As we’re heading to 2020, the holiday downtime is perfect for a little reflection...and a much-needed Reality Check.
I want to share my 2019 year in review and guide myself (and hopefully, you will find it useful) by answering two questions:
Have you ever tried to recall a sent email?
It never really works.
Here’s a rule of thumb: Don’t put anything in an email you wouldn’t want to be repeated on TV tomorrow.
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I had a chance to attend a private workshop by Gerald Weinberg a couple years ago through a close friend and mentor of mine.
I had the desire to learn about the topic, had the connection to get me in touch with him, had the money.
But something came up and I never gotta to go. Gerald died a year after.
Every once in a while, someone comes to me and says something like this: "Siwei, I've got to figure out how my marketing campaigns are doing. I created a Google Analytics account, I've never done it before and I've got just a few days to get everything straightens out for this big Facebook/Google Ads promotion.Can you help me? Can you set everything up for me. Can you do it today? Can you, huh? Can you? Huh? Huh?"