Gary Vaynerchuk is a New York-based business person who's basically selling himself on social media and documenting the whole process. I hope you've all tapped into his videos a little bit if only for a good laugh.
Well, he wrote a book called The Thank You Economy, released in 2011, and it is about, well, I don't entirely know yet because I'm on the first chapter but I already found a great nugget that I want to share.
We artistic and creative types tend to shy away from the business realm. It's like we're wild horses roaming the endless pastures until we reach an electric fence and we sense the danger of captivity so we run away in the opposite direction as quickly as we can. (Is the poetic caveat too much?)
Well, moments like this one in Gary's book remind me that we can just jump over the electric fence and see what's going on.
"Real business isn't done in board meetings; it's done over a half-eaten plate of buffalo wings at the sports bar, or during the intermission of a Broadway show."
For example, I really like eating burritos. I also like going to art gallery openings, going on long walks, roller skating, bike riding, visiting book stores. Insert an activity you love and add building a relationship into it... business actually sounds really fun and interesting after that.