I've been getting grief from my clients and mentors about my lack of website for as long as I can remember. And for as long as I've gotten grief, I've used and laughed at the old line about the mechanic's car not working. Because, hey! I didn't have the time. I was too busy building everyone else's sites to be worrying about my own.
In truth, though, it's been an uneasy laugh, because the joke, like a discussion around a shortening fuse, was growing more serious. You see, unlike the mechanic, I've been in real danger. A web professional's website is more than just proof that he knows what he is doing. It's the center part of a machine that tells his story, nurtures prospects, and generates leads. And leads are what keeps the food on the table.
I've been floating on word of mouth, a strong network, good will, and good faith for a long time. I owe a lot to those who have trusted me, and to those who have trusted others enough to give me a call. But, is it good business to force so much trust on your prospects? Probably not. And besides that, it certainly limits the opportunities with each.
So, today, after seven or eight years of nagging, joking, and gentle reminders from those who support me, I'm making good. And you know, it actually feels good. I think I'll take her for a spin.
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