In response to “Lessons from my UPS guy”
Thank you Jean! It appears that when you overcome your own insecurities and treat everyone equally you get that much closer to enlightened success. Offering a hello and a warm smile to random strangers across socio-economic boundaries helps me practice and stay in peak emotional health. Business efforts should not only create profit, but most importantly build goodwill and improve the global human condition.
~Edward Blake Mendez
In response to “How to optimize your LinkedIn profile”
The old “80/20″ rule is helpful in explaining my ideas here: 80 percent of your value of being on LinkedIn will come from 20 percent of…(contacts, efforts, etc.). But more than that, I see the training and advice out there is flipped, focused on the wrong areas, and I’m not exactly sure why. Eighty percent of advice, blog posts, training, etc., seems to focus disproportionately on the areas of LinkedIn that, while important for when someone takes a look at you, are not where the rubber hits the road. They’re focusing on an ROI area that’s both out of your control (you do something, then wait to see who responds, finds you, contacts you, etc.) and rather generously, “may potentially” result in only 20 percent of the value of being on LinkedIn. It’s much better to focus 80 percent of your thinking and proactive effort on the areas in your control that are much more likely to result in 80 percent of the value of being on LinkedIn, IMHO.