The Thursday article I’ve written for Lifehack.org today may be one of the longest ones I’ve ever done for him — mahalo nui Leon for the valuable chunk of your blog’s real estate! — yet it was also one of the quickest ones for me once I actually sat down at the keyboard to write it. Why? People leave definite impressions on me.
In one sentence; it describes what happens when someone hires me as a speaker, and they decide we’ll become friends with a professional relationship by the time the engagement is over.
Think about this for a moment. When you hire someone — to do anything for you, anything at all — what lasting effect will they have on your life? What lasting effect will you have on theirs? What kind of opportunities might you be missing?
If you are going to spend some time with a new acquaintance, is that valuable time captured, or is it squandered away and wasted?