Tonight on The Purple Tie Radio Show we talked about contracts versus a la carte. We went back and forth on it, but in the end, we agreed that contracts make more sense in the long run.
Since Robert wouldn’t tell me what the whole Business Tip was before we began the show, it started off as “It’s Complicated.” But it’s really not. Take time to reflect on what you have and really appreciate the fact that you’re privileged to be running your own business. This led nicely into the weekly challenge, which was: Meditate. Start off with 5 minutes a day. Just sit, in silence, and think. That’s it. It’s a little more complicated than that, but if you’ll take the time to watch some youtube videos or read a book or two on it, you’ll really start benefiting from meditation.
In Story Time this week we talked about bending the rules for certain customers, and we explained the perils of going to someones home. It can be very ? nasty. This also led nicely into the guerrilla marketing tip of the week. Ditch the office. You don’t need a physical place to do your business if you’re a freelancer or a single person business. Don’t waste a ton of money on an office if you don’t have to. Offer to meet your clients at their office or a coffee shop. You’ll save so much money if you just don’t get the office on the 3rd floor.
Tech news this week showcased how not prepared Apple is for an on-the-ground attack on their company when two men dressed like (they didn’t have Apple logos on their shirts, I don’t believe) Apple Geniuses walked into a store in Manhattan and stole $16,000 worth of iPhones. Nice job, Apple.
And Google made an Apple product better by making the Motion Stills app. It converts your Live Photos from your 6s or 6s Plus into GIFs or short movie clips and allows you to export and share them easily.