Have you got those calls yet? You know, the calls or the in-the-grocery-store chats from your old co-workers, or ex-bosses who are looking at their jobs and thinking maybe the security of a full-time job wasn’t such a secure thing after all?
And they heard you started your own business and are doing quite well, thank you very much.
It’s funny because the last time they talked to you, weren’t they a little dismissive? Didn’t they make a little joke about you being the next Mary Kaye or the next Sergey Brin? Aren’t they the ones that drop little hints that they need a good administrative assistant down in payroll?
And admit it, now you want to gloat a little. There might even be a part of you that wants to say, “In your face, corporate weasel!”
But, come on, we’re above that. We don’t look at people as cogs the way they do back at the office. These are people full of ideas and capable of amazing innovation. And… they might be new customers.
So, be nice. Tell them about Startup Nation. Give them the good, the bad, the ugly and the pretty.
No. You might not be saving a life… but you might be helping to start a business!
And that’s what we’re all about.
That. And gloating a little bit.