I’ve been listening to some wonderful podcasts about earning a living while doing what you love, finding your passion in life, building a following and being successful. It’s great that I can learn to figure this all out now that I am nearly ready to retire from my career. Those podcasts are inspiring and energizing, but… as soon as they start talking about the need for building a marketing email list, I want to explode!
Here’s my PROMISE to you, I will NEVER ask for your email address to add to ANY list.
(See above) I am not yet retired rather I am closer to the end than the beginning of my career. So, I’ve had a few promotions and I have a nice title with “Director of [certain processes] Systems” in it. I am in a field that requires me to attend conferences, and when you attend a conference for work, your title goes into the registration. Corporations sponsor conferences, and I am sure that gives them access to the list of registered attendees. Every day, I am assaulted with unsolicited emails and phone calls – distracting me from my ACTUAL WORK! I should mention here, that just because I am a Director of [certain processes] Systems, does not mean that i am in a position to purchase software that costs thousands of dollars. I can ask my supervisor to purchase software, if I need it, and if there’s money in the budget that someone else doesn’t need, I might get that software, eventually, but I am NOT the CIO (only person who can make those decisions).
My personal email inbox is also flooded on a daily basis by every company I ever slowed down enough to glance at one of their products on the web. My personal inbox currently has 29,000 unread, unsolicited emails.
It has been “genXsplained” to me that I can unsubscribe from these emails. Sure I can, but that seems to just verify that they have reached an email inbox that is valid. And those emails just keep-a-comin’.
So, as I build my dream retirement job. I will trust that if you find what I have to offer useful, you will find your way to me. I will also trust that if you think that what I have to offer is useful to some of your friends or family, you will send them my way… meanwhile, I’ll keep listening to the following podcasts and hope you find them as inspiring and energizing as I find them. Maybe we’ll both have our dreamjob – someday.
#NoEmailLists, #I’llFindYouIfINeedYou, #MyEmail