I blame Tim Morris for my Coffee Habit

Well, I don’t exactly blame him for it.

  • But, I got on Skype with him last night at 10pm to talk about his work meeting new people in online communities , and we ended up going until just after midnight, so while I don’t normally drink coffee Monday mornings, I am now. ;-)

Tim is in my estimation a leadership expert .

  • He may have only been blogging for a few months, but hey, not every expert and thought leader blogs, right? Right. Tim is a former Marine, holds a masters in organizational leadership, is currently studying for a second masters, is a man of strong faith, and very clearly loves his family. He’s inspiring, fun to talk to, and practices what he preaches. Tim is the kind of person I would direct you toward when you have any questions on leadership, practicing it, and/or growing within that field.

One of my main goals is always to help people practice marketing on their own, helping them to understand that they don’t have to always pay for expensive help.

  • Tim and I talked a little about link building, speaking at different venues, and books that either motivated us or informed of us tools that we could use to do our work smarter. One thing Tim mentioned is that he might someday look for a book that is an all-in-one explanation of how to use Twitter, what you can do with it, what tools to check out, etc. To be honest, I don’t know of one that perfectly fits the bill, but I would start with Shel Israel’s [affiliate link]. You can find my poorly recorded book review of Twitterville on Grizzard.com. It’s not much of a business book per se, but it’s a good start for grasping what Twitter could be about for you.
  • We talked a little about small business marketing, but to tell the truth, not a ton. But still, one book that came to mind while talking is John Jantsch’s [affiliate link]. You can find my video book review of Duct Tape Marketing also on Grizzard.com. I wholeheartedly recommend this book for small business owners, nonprofits, and individuals working on their personal brands.

I would jump at the chance to work with Tim Morris.

  • Tim is working on a number of writing projects, joint ventures, and other crazy things…all of which sounded exciting to me. If I ever got the chance, I would want to put out a small PDF, hold a webinar, or maybe do an ebook with Tim on the topic of smart marketing for leaders. I can help provide ideas of how to use tools, guidance based on my experiences, etc, and he would help to put things in the perspective of what is realistic for a leader, what one is really looking for, etc.

All in all, it was a great call.

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  • http://www.intentionalinfluence.wordpress.com Timothy Morris

    Wow Eric, Love the books you recommended, I need to grab those. I was excited to hear of your take on the conversation last night and I am equally excited that it was a positive take from your end as well. I am grateful and humbled from what you said. Thank you. I look forward to seeing you again.

    Real quick for all your readers, if I can help any of you with leadership stuff, questions, consulting or otherwise – just ask. I would gladly do so.

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