Being Kind

April 17, 2020

This is part of a weekly journal I'm keeping about my side-hustle, SendView.

This will be a short entry, but the lesson from this week doesn’t need more than a few lines to get across.

I am not a savvy businessman. I don’t have a rock solid cold email strategy. I’m not a growth hacker. I’ve made dozens of mistakes this year alone. But as much as business is business, it’s just as much a personal, human thing to me. I rarely cry #fail, but I am quick to give #highfives. I have no problem with saying “thank you” and being honest about how good our competitors are (because they are) or just sending an email to tell people how impressed I am with what they’re doing (because I am).

Kindness is not the “cool” way to do business, but it’s my way. It’s our way. It works pretty well. And even when it doesn’t, it leaves friendships and smiles in its wake instead of burned bridges. And I like that.

More updates from my side hustle journal:
Handing Off
June 12, 2020
A Step Back
June 8, 2020
A New Logo
May 29, 2020
Ceilings
May 24, 2020
Better & Better
May 15, 2020
Facebook Ads
May 8, 2020
Blocks of Time
May 1, 2020
Sylvester McMonkey McBean
April 24, 2020
Being Kind
April 17, 2020
The Telling Week
April 11, 2020
A Telling Week
April 3, 2020
A Pricing Page Predicament
March 27, 2020
A Clear Reminder
March 20, 2020
Just Do It
March 13, 2020
Little Things
March 6, 2020
Confidence and Pricing
February 28, 2020
Steering
February 21, 2020
Payoff
February 15, 2020
Partnering Up
February 7, 2020
A Good Week
January 31, 2020
One by One
January 24, 2020
Patience
January 17, 2020
First Things First
January 10, 2020
The Build or Not to Build
January 3, 2020
Optimism
December 31, 2019

Hi, I'm Gregg.

I'm a marketer, maker, and long walk taker.

       

By day I run marketing for resort CRM / ecommerce provider, Inntopia. After the kids go to bed my laptop is my workshop where I'm building an email marketing tracking platform called SendView.