Becoming a Strategic Sales Thinker ⇒

April 23rd, 2018 by Erin

The larger the deal, the more important it is to think strategically. It’s a hard transition, but pays off a year or two in.

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Neat Ice Breaker ⇒

April 21st, 2018 by Erin

A neat way to start a conversation or learn about someone, from Mike Kim:

Tell me about something you love doing that you're terrible at. And tell me about something you really do not like doing that you're great at.

Mine are, singing & cleaning.

What are yours?

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From A (layoff) to Ze ⇒

April 17th, 2018 by Erin

The last 7 weeks haven't all been bad, of course. I have really enjoyed spending time with the family and just generally hanging out doing not much at all. Haven't done that in a really long time.

Naturally, starting the day I got laid off, I started looking for something new. One of the benefits of being in the tech industry in Vancouver for so long, is how many people you end up knowing. During this whole time I never really applied for a job; instead I connected to companies through...

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Rough 7 Weeks ⇒

April 13th, 2018 by Erin

The last 7 weeks have been a bit trying:

  • had to stop doing Crossfit, because of pirifomis syndrome
  • got laid off from EDP, ostensibly for "business reasons"
  • nearly cut my fingers off with a table saw

My piriformis had been bothering me for a few months and I had foolishly done nothing about about, so cutting my fingers was a bit of a blessing in disguise. My fingers forced me to actually take a break and properly rehab all my broken bits (achilles, shoulder, glute). It's nearly...

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