A few weeks ago, I opened my Twitter feed and discovered a thread that went something like this. Tweet One: “Ya’ll, the volume of LinkedIn requests is insane, no? Tweet Two: “Same. It’s crazy.” Tweet Three: “Like what are these folks hoping to accomplish?” Tweet Four: “Sooooo bad…I’ve just started ignoring the entire platform altogether.”
My husband and I were having dinner with another couple recently when the husband surprised me with question. “So, what’s the business model for what you do, Crystal?” He is a retired pharma executive for a well-known Fortune 100 company, and I was stunned that he was curious about my work as a freelance writer.
Remember the scene in Jerry Maguire where Tom Cruise urges Cuba Gooding’s character, Rod Tidwell, to lose his cocky attitude and get back to playing football for the love of the game—not for the money. “Help me help you,” Maguire begs Tidwell. As Tidwell’s sports agent, Maguire knocks himself out to help the athlete leverage