Now working as a consultant, Kelly sold digital printing for 15 years so she understands the challenges, frustrations and pitfalls of building a successful sales practice. Her mission is to help printers of all sizes sell more stuff. Kelly's areas of focus include client recovery, retention and acquisition, and marketing communications projects.
Kelly graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and, among other notable accomplishments, co-founded the Windy City Rollers, a professional women's roller derby league.
As I was drifting off to sleep last night, I thought of a cool title to my blog. And then I couldn’t remember what else to say...Oh wait—Now I remember. One of my clients, who is a good friend, asked me the other day if he could be brutally honest with me.
I of course said, “Sure,” as I was convinced that no matter what he said, there could be some good learning in the exchange. So I was pretty pleasantly surprised when he told me that he thought my last few blog posts just weren’t cutting it.
I had to agree. After all, I was (and still am) sleep deprived and not functioning at my full capacity just yet. But this is not a way for me to explain away mediocre writing. Let’s call it an apology paired with a commitment to try to do better in the future. We joked and said that what I really needed was some drinks. Like, a LOT of drinks. After all, I haven’t been good and lit in more than a year now. I’m due. Pun intended.
All joking aside, I wanted to give some thought to ways to get my mojo back that don’t require me to get inebriated (although I AM looking forward to that, believe me). I read back through some of my old blog posts—going back even a few years—and damn it, there was some really good stuff there, if I do say so myself. So here is what I, and you, can do to get your juices flowing again if you feel like you’ve lost that loving feeling.
I know there are a lot more, but I’m hungry and dinner’s ready. If anyone out there can think of any others, I’m all ears!