It was a very good week.

Nope. No giant checks in the mailbox. No interviews in major publications. No fame. No fortune.

But I learned a lot.

From a stellar event where I met interesting people who talked about things I wanted to hear.

From a fascinating speaker who held an audience rapt with stunning images, colorful storytelling and a bit of theater — all spun together in a wondrous web of creative vision.

It was a week of taking in and reaching up. New ways to look at the world around me. New ideas to share. Unlimited possibilities.

Yep. It was a really good week.

What do you look for in the people you hire? Smarts. Creativity. Loyalty.
Sound about right? Me too. All important traits for the people on your team.

But I’ll throw in two more: fun to be with and kind.

Why? Simple. Life is short. Work can be grueling (ask anyone who’s worked in a corporate environment). But it doesn’t have to be.

One of the best things about being a solopreneur is being able to pick who you work with. And this past week, I’ve realized what good choices I’ve made. I’m pretty much surrounded by people I really like….nice, kind, responsible people who make my work fun.

Colleagues who’ve become project partners and friends. Vendors who are a pleasure to deal with….and who deliver great products, on time. People who’ve got my back.

Takeaway: Surround yourself with great….not just good….people.

You’d think that someone who loves to write would have been blogging by now. I have been. Ghost blogging. Guest blogging. A whole lot of client copywriting. Bylined articles here and there (a great way to market your services).

Now I’ll share tidbits (really….short stuff…my attention span is no longer than yours!) once a week or so. Smart social media resources. Networking tips. Tools to help you work faster, smarter, better. If you find something of value, I hope you’ll share it.

Cheers!