Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Adventures of a Digital Death

This week’s podcast episode is entitled “The Adventures of a Digital Death”.


Over the weekend, my computer died.  It was a tough time.  For someone who seeks to make a living working primarily off of a computer, this was a serious blow.  It's taken me a few days to recover, and even now I'm still a bit sensitive about it.  You may have noticed, over the past few weeks, that I'd gotten a bit lax about updating this podcast series.  Though I generally write or note my weekly experiences, I haven't taken the time I should to actually make the podcasts and get them uploaded and on the web, and for that, I apologize to the few out there who actually enjoy and look for this series.  I'll definitely do a better job of getting these episodes pushed out.  

I'm doing the best to make do with what I have.  

Please feel free to leave comments below or give me your feedback directly, either by email “podcasts @ exclusivemultiplicity.com”, or by finding me on Facebook, Twitter (@KindraCotton), or LinkedIn.  You can also contact me via Skype at my name Kindra.Cotton, and you can now call me on my Google Voice line at: (201) 870-0234.  If you leave a message on my Google Voicemail line, please be sure to mention which podcast you listened to.
 
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If the player above isn't displaying, or working properly, you can also download the podcast from iTunes for free (it may take a few days for it to appear at this link, but you can subscribe directly to the podcast feed via iTunes if you want to always get new podcast episodes when they're first uploaded)!  

By the way, Transcripts are now available upon request.  If you want one, please email me at "transcripts[at]exclusivemultiplicity.com". 

Come back next week, and have a Blessed Day! 
Kindra

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Adventures of Thanksgiving

This week’s podcast episode is entitled “The Adventures of Thanksgiving”.


This week marks the week of Thanksgiving, and I suppose I have a lot on my mind, but probably no more than usual.  Once again, I can't afford to go home and spend Thanksgiving with my family, and I opt to personally not spend the holidays with other people and their families, because I don't like the feeling of being a “third wheel” to someone else's family celebration.


I didn't feel the need to spend a lot of time thinking on Thursday morning what I'm thankful for, since I spend a little time each day being thankful!  I do hope that this is the last Thanksgiving that I spend in pseudo-poverty, because quite frankly, I don't have a lot more of these types of holidays in me at this stage.
 

I suppose I can say that I'm thankful to still be here, since I now know personally that there's someone that was here last week, that isn't this one.  Death always puts things in perspective, so while this week started a bit heavy, all I can do is hope that this week, or month, or year will just start to lighten up! 

Please feel free to leave comments below or give me your feedback directly, either by email “podcasts @ exclusivemultiplicity.com”, or by finding me on Facebook, Twitter (@KindraCotton), or LinkedIn.  You can also contact me via Skype at my name Kindra.Cotton, and you can now call me on my Google Voice line at: (201) 870-0234.  If you leave a message on my Google Voicemail line, please be sure to mention which podcast you listened to.
 
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If the player above isn't displaying, or working properly, you can also download the podcast from iTunes for free (it may take a few days for it to appear at this link, but you can subscribe directly to the podcast feed via iTunes if you want to always get new podcast episodes when they're first uploaded)! 

By the way, Transcripts are now available upon request.  If you want one, please email me at "transcripts[at]exclusivemultiplicity.com". 

Come back next week, and have a Blessed Day!
Kindra

P.S. Tell me about your experience with the "For Dummies" book series by filling out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Adventures of Networking

Hello and welcome to this week’s podcast episode is entitled “The Adventures of Networking”.

Last week's fiasco into Door-to-Door Sales taught me a lot about the power of networking, and for the most part, it reiterated what I've always heard, read, and known about how people do business with people they know and trust.  It's clear that I have an issue becoming a “Trust Agent” among people whom I know on a collegial level, so I'm looking to improve that by improving my networking.  


This past weekend, I attended a sort of crafts fair/shoppers extravaganza called “Christmas Village”, which is a yearly tradition where craftsmen and boutique shopping outlets come out for a three-day event of shopping and fun at the state fairgrounds.  It was suggested to me that this would be an ideal opportunity for me to go out and meet people who might be interested or at the least curious about the services that I offer at my company, SSS for Success (Small Business Survival Specialists).  

The goal wasn't to go there and sell people, the goal was to go and see the types of companies and people that are out there, and perhaps see if there's something within their operations that I could help them with.  I wouldn't (nor did I) try to sell or solicit them during the event, but instead, I made a concerted effort to grab as many business cards, flyers, and contact information that I could get my hands on.  I have no intention of spamming or harassing anyone, but a lot of the companies that I saw were doing some really neat and interesting things.  

I started my business to help people, so with that in mind, I'm hoping I'll be able to provide a service that can help them as they seek to get the most out of the trade shows they attend on a regular basis.
 

These days, it seems like my struggle is just making it day-to-day.  And of course, my triumph would be making it to the next day.  So: Here's to the third week in November!


Please feel free to leave comments below or give me your feedback directly, either by email “podcasts @ exclusivemultiplicity.com”, or by finding me on Facebook, Twitter (@KindraCotton), or LinkedIn.  You can also contact me via Skype at my name Kindra.Cotton, and you can now call me on my Google Voice line at: (201) 870-0234.  If you leave a message on my Google Voicemail line, please be sure to mention which podcast you listened to.
 
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If the player above isn't displaying, or working properly, you can also download the podcast from iTunes for free (it may take a few days for it to appear at this link, but you can subscribe directly to the podcast feed via iTunes if you want to always get new podcast episodes when they're first uploaded)!  

By the way, Transcripts are now available upon request.  If you want one, please email me at "transcripts[at]exclusivemultiplicity.com". 

Come back next week, and have a Blessed Day! 
Kindra

P.S. Tell me about your experience with the "For Dummies" book series by filling out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

The Adventures of Door-to-Door Sales

This week’s podcast episode is entitled “The Adventures of Door-to-Door Sales”.



Today I “walked the beat” and went into local businesses in my area and tried to drum up business, and the remainder of the podcast talks about my experiences and what I learned from this little exercise.

Please feel free to leave comments below or give me your feedback directly, either by email “podcasts @ exclusivemultiplicity.com”, or by finding me on Facebook, Twitter (@KindraCotton), or LinkedIn.  You can also contact me via Skype at my name Kindra.Cotton, and you can now call me on my Google Voice line at: (201) 870-0234.  If you leave a message on my Google Voicemail line, please be sure to mention which podcast you listened to.
 


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If the player above isn't displaying, or working properly, you can also download the podcast from iTunes for free (it may take a few days for it to appear at this link, but you can subscribe directly to the podcast feed via iTunes if you want to always get new podcast episodes when they're first uploaded)!  

By the way, Transcripts are now available upon request.  If you want one, please email me at "transcripts[at]exclusivemultiplicity.com". 

Come back next week, and have a Blessed Day! 
Kindra

P.S. Tell me about your experience with the "For Dummies" book series by filling out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Adventures of Rebounding from Flatlining


This week’s podcast episode is entitled “The Adventures of Rebounding from Flatlining”.


Last week, my blog post was pretty short.  It was about 90 seconds long, and I just said I was tired, and ended the clip.  Interestingly enough, I got 10 times more people who downloaded last week’s podcast over any of the others I’ve posted.  At this point, I’m not exactly sure why this happened, but I suspect it’s because a few people might have automatic searches for podcasts that have words like “flatlining” and other terms within them.  I’m actually testing this hypothesis by entitling this week’s podcast “The Adventures of Rebounding from Flatlining”, even thought technically, I haven’t quite rebounded.

Please feel free to leave comments below or give me your feedback directly, either by email “podcasts @ exclusivemultiplicity.com”, or by finding me on Facebook, Twitter (@KindraCotton), or LinkedIn.  You can also contact me via Skype at my name Kindra.Cotton, and you can now call me on my Google Voice line at: (201) 870-0234.  If you leave a message on my Google Voicemail line, please be sure to mention which podcast you listened to.
 
Click media player below to listen to this podcast. 


 
If the player above isn't displaying, or working properly, you can also download the podcast from iTunes for free (it may take a few days for it to appear at this link, but you can subscribe directly to the podcast feed via iTunes if you want to always get new podcast episodes when they're first uploaded)! 

By the way, Transcripts are now available upon request.  If you want one, please email me at "transcripts[at]exclusivemultiplicity.com". 

Come back next week, and have a Blessed Day!
Kindra

P.S. Tell me about your experience with the "For Dummies" book series by filling out this brief survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FLVRTJZ

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