Before it goes down, you’ve got to listen to Nixon Peabody’s theme song. It will make you feel like a winner, too!
The Springwise Blog has a story on a pilot program in Minneapolis (where I’ll be next week) called Get Home Free. Here’s how it works:
Launched in eleven Minneapolis suburbs this month, Get Home Free is a flat rate, prepaid cab card that gets its holder home safely. Mainly targeted at teenagers and college students, the concept’s initiators are aiming to help out kids who are stuck with car trouble, have been drinking, or whose ride home has fallen through. Cardholders place a call to the Get Home Free hot line, and a car is immediately dispatched to bring them home, no questions asked.
If your firm is looking for a image-boosting promotion, this one just might work — especially if you regularly represent clients accused of DUI. Having your firms name and number on the back of each card isn’t a bad idea either.
I LOVE Pandora, and listen to it almost all day long. Today (courtesy of VSL), I found Musicovery. Hard to describe (think Pandora meets a mood ring meets the Visual Thesaurus) but if you like music, check it out.
Here are 15 Crazy and Cool Photo and Video Web Sites. Worth a peruse.
Congratulations to my blog friend Sheryl Sisk Schelin, who’s ventured out into consulting land with The Inspired Solo. Check it out.
Another way to resist acquiring stuff is to think of the overall cost of owning it. The purchase price is just the beginning. You’re going to have to think about that thing for years—perhaps for the rest of your life. Every thing you own takes energy away from you. Some give more than they take. Those are the only things worth having.
I can’t think of a better thought to have before taking that next client. When you take a client — especially that client that your gut tells you not to take — think about the overall cost of having that client. Don’t focus just on the money you’ll make from them, but how you’ll feel while working for them. Will their file keep you up at night? Will you dread their call? Will you be able to give them your best work? Search for clients whose personality matches yours and whose work challenges you to do your best. They are the only clients worth having.