Thursday, February 21, 2013

Determined to Fail...and Win

I've been trying a bunch of social media strategies. If you were to ask my team how things are going, they would more than likely respond by saying "...with which approach? feels like we have a new one every week!"

That's probably not the answer I was hoping for, but I'll have to admit it's an honest one.

Try, Learn, Toss
Despite my somewhat assertive style on going social, there is a saving grace in my approach. My team is expected to try new things, learn from that experience, and toss the strategies that don't work to the wayside.

For me, that is much easier said than done. I love trying new approaches and waiting to see if they get any traction. But I need to know when they're not working, and make sure my team doesn't waste any valuable time on something that is bound to fail.

Personal Productivity
I've been experimenting with my own work as well. Recently I've fallen in love with Evernote. I've fallen in and out of love with iMExchange2...and am beginning to fall for Wunderlist. As my work moves farther away from my personal computer and is based almost exclusively around my iPad, these apps are becoming much more than convenient...they are essential tools for business.

How About You
I'm not sure if this "try everything in site" philosophy is going to pay off or not. But I do know that I refuse to remain on the sidelines while the world is roaring by with great new approaches, apps, and systems all designed to help me and my team be more effective.

What are you doing on your quest to fail...and win?

I'd love to hear from you.

No Excuses.

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  1. Jay...I hear ya. I love to try out the latest and greatest on the Social Media scene. Some great tools out there to help aggregate and streamline. I too like may want to check out PearlTrees as well...pretty cool. I like to evaluate each tool to see what I'll use and what I will just "toss away". If you haven't read it already, Pam Ross does Tech Tools Tuesdays on her blog at She reviews a new tool each week...some great practical insight and perspective.

    Happy exploring!

    1. Thanks Tim...I definintely need to check out Pam's stuff!