June 16th, 2022
Here's the order of this month's updates...
- Ending my 3rd Daily Blog
- Experimental Sales at PandaDoc
- Saying "Yes" to Less
- I Want More Experiences
Ending my Daily Blog
There's a big problem with daily publishing most don't realize. It's a downward slope of burnout, frustration, and randomness. If you want to write for the sake of writing, go ahead, but I have bigger plans.
After the current 30 day blog challenge is over, I'm never going to publish daily again.
I've discovered that publishing daily rushes my thinking and makes me ship content that sucks. And for you, my audience, that isn't giving you the best experience.
So instead, I'll be working longer and deeper on projects that matter.
Experimental Sales at PandaDoc
My new job is familiar, yet difficult.
I've noticed the leads I'm working with now are more difficult to persuade. I have to make 2x the amount of calls to create the same result. 35 vs. 70 calls a day is a huge leap that I'm still getting used to.
My quota used to be 35 and now its 25. Just a 10 opportunity difference makes me feel like I'm not succeeding because I'm used to winning more often with higher intent leads.
Say "Yes" to Less
I've been facing the problem of burnout.
Here's a list:
- Other people's CTAs
- Pointless meetings
- Extra projects
- New ideas
That last one, "new ideas", may seem odd. I say that, because I have a tendency to go on too many tangents in my writing. This is why I've decided to avoid new ideas. I may store them, but I'll avoid taking any action past that on them.
I Want More Experiences
Being 20 has its perks. I don't have many expenses or responsibilities outside of work. However, I've felt that I'm lacking in experience.
When I say experience, I mean more like "street cred" than anything. I sense that I've been in a bubble most of my life, and it may be time to get out and see more parts of the world.
Nearer to the end of June I'll be leaving for Denver, Colorado for TOS-con, a philosophy conference. That is 1 of 2 experiences happening in the next few months.
The second one will be in Austin, Texas. I've visited Austin once before and it struck me as a unique city. It has a varied population with a lot of growth trajectory. It has a Hippie scene and a church scene. It seems to have a bit of every color.
I'm happy that I'm getting out more. Just 2 years ago I would have never done something like this alone. Look at me now.