2 posts from month 08/2011

Asking My Mentor About… Asking For Help

Exploring Peer-to-Peer Mentoring

This is the third installment of Christine and my monthly Peer-to-Peer Mentoring series. Funny enough, this month, we asked each other near identical questions... on her blog, I answered her question: I LOVE doing everything myself. While I joke that I need a clone, I always feel like the job is done best by me. How do you decide when it's time to ask for help or hire another professional?

My Question to My Mentor:

As an independent business owner, I often find I am tempted to do 'everything' myself. How do you go about determining the roles you take on and which you will employ an outside professional for? When you do determine you need outside help, how do you go about finding the right person for the job?

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What’s Your Real Job?

Real Job Looking at your résumé, aside from it's purpose to 'get you a job', would you say that it really shows who you are? Looking at mine (on LinkedIn), I am struck by how I appear in it. It says nothing about how I actually spent, nor spend, my days. It says little about ME, other than where I went to school (can't you see how smart I am?), where I've worked (yes, THEY hired me!) and what titles I was given (don't I sound impressive?). It's a very inaccurate picture of how I add value to the world. When I wrote it, I was hoping to do a good job of selling you on what I appear to be.

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