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The Persistence Pendulum

Striking a balance between persistent and pushy.
Feb | 2 | 2011

 

Feb | 2 | 2011
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I’m at dinner the other night with a new friend. She’s an actress. I fancy myself a writer these days. The two of us are talking about breaking through in our respective fields. I commented on how there’s a fine line between persistent and pushy.

I’m at dinner the other night with a new friend. She’s an actress. I fancy myself a writer these days. The two of us are talking about breaking through in our respective fields. I commented on how there’s a fine line between persistent and pushy.

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  1. Stray__Cat

    Should the Italian Post Service let me have your book I’d be more than happy to review it! That is, they use tethered mini black-holes as delivery vans …

  2. Daria Steigman

    Hi Phil,
    You make a great point about business. I tend to say that you can’t piss off people who won’t help you. But the flip side is you don’t want to burn a potential contact (and your reputation) because they’re slow to respond. It’s a fine–and sometimes frustrating–balance.
    (By the way, I think you’re working it the right way.)

  3. philsimon

    It’s a fine line, but I like to think that I stay on the right side of it.

  4. Marcus Sheridan

    With you Phil. I’m always trying to find the right balance myself. Honestly, I think I need to learn to push a little harder. But hey, this is something that one just continues to develop over time, so hopefully I’m going in the right direction.
     
    Marcus

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  1. Stray__Cat

    Should the Italian Post Service let me have your book I’d be more than happy to review it! That is, they use tethered mini black-holes as delivery vans …

  2. Daria Steigman

    Hi Phil,
    You make a great point about business. I tend to say that you can’t piss off people who won’t help you. But the flip side is you don’t want to burn a potential contact (and your reputation) because they’re slow to respond. It’s a fine–and sometimes frustrating–balance.
    (By the way, I think you’re working it the right way.)

  3. philsimon

    It’s a fine line, but I like to think that I stay on the right side of it.

  4. Marcus Sheridan

    With you Phil. I’m always trying to find the right balance myself. Honestly, I think I need to learn to push a little harder. But hey, this is something that one just continues to develop over time, so hopefully I’m going in the right direction.
     
    Marcus