Selling Yourself at the Last Minute

I am traveling to Roanke, VA this weekend for a conference and looking forward to thanking Rotarinas, promoting my book and selling advanced copies, and enjoying spring time in the mountains. This morning, in a total time crunch, I realized I needed to make color copies to bring with me (in addition to packing, writing two articles due today, finalizing my airport transport details.) Even as a seasoned last-minute’er, I panicked about having enough time to get everything done.

I drove to Kinkos and in less than 10 minute I had faxed a copyright agreement, printed out a color proof of my order form, and then copied over 200 of them. The whole trip took less than 40 minutes. I will be the first to say that Americans take life at too quickly a pace, but this morning as I pulled out of Kinkos I was feeling really grateful for the way that 24-hour store operations, self-serve copy machines, my personal vehicle, and credit cards made it possible for a budding entrepreneur to make last minute marketing materials.

One response to “Selling Yourself at the Last Minute”

  1. Congratulations, Katie! Hopefully you will have some time while on the road this weekend to reflect on your amazing progress on the book. I can’t wait to read it. PS. I continue to be grateful for reconnecting with you at the reunion and for being able to stay in virtual contact via your blog; it’s a great source of positive energy!

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