Two interesting encounters I had in one day. Listening to an agency startup pitching on a web project, as well as taking a cold call from an insurance company.
I saw the younger days of myself when I was listening to a startup pitching on a web project. While an entrepreneur is supposed to be aiming high and is probably flying so high that his colleagues may not be able to catch up, this agency is just providing too many services with no real focus. As a digital marketer myself today, I have some doubts in terms of their expertise. Moreover, they have started only one year ago. I was an entrepreneur myself long time ago, and I can start understand how amateurish I was in the past just by looking at them. My only advice for them if they are continuing with their startup is to focus.
Another encounter was with that cold call. This insurance lady claims to be from HR department looking for a potential financial planner. She packaged it as though it is the greatest opportunity of all time. When I told her that my focus is in digital marketing, she doesn’t respect that and even side-commented that “we will still need people like you to be engineers and policemen”. I find her really rude for saying that. If she were to post that on social media, she will surely get it from the public.
Nevertheless, the above two encounters were reminding me of myself in 2004 where I made a lot of similar mistakes myself too. I am glad to make them at the younger years and progressively improve myself with my business and family focus. As someone told me this, “When the student is ready, masters are everywhere…”