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What Happens if You Have Open Hours to Talk to Your Site Visitors?

On the 24th of December, I wrote a post "Happy holidays. Let's have a Skype chat."

It's something I'd thought about doing for a while. Hey, why don't I take open hours to chat with people, and offer my take on anything a person is interested in. I've had a few other bloggers and website runners express curiosity with how it went, hence, this post -

The Good -

I connected with a lot of interesting people. In the guidelines to that post, I wrote "I blocked out 20 minutes for each call, so it might be a good idea to pick one or two things you’re working on or curious about before we get on the phone, because it could go fast" - most people did, in fact, have a couple items when they called, and we wound up covering a lot of interesting ground.

I wasn't sure how 20 minutes would work, but it worked surprisingly well. There was minimal chit-chat and how-are-ya's at the start, which is cool. I've never been a fan of smalltalk, and have always made an effort to move past it into interesting things as quickly as possible in real life.

MBA - the key to success....not

On Non linear life

On the surface the degree used to be the key to many doors. I used it to change careers.

I was a trained teacher to start, but I had other ideas about how and where I wanted to live and I could not get there as a teacher. Sad.

The mistake I made was thinking an MBA would open the doors I needed. If you got it, they will come. Not. Somehow I always seemed to graduate during a recession.

Here is what it did do for me.

* I learned subjects I had no idea about

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