Solve Other People's Problems First

The inspiration for this post may come from a waaay-off-topic place, but it got me thinking (again) about the kinds of e-mails and phone messages my colleagues and I get every day. When you tell potential managers, talent buyers, and booking agents that "you rock," that's nice and all. But what does that really mean? On the other hand, if you selflessly go out of your own way to solve other people's problems, you create big opportunities for the universe to reciprocate. It doesn't just mean stalking people you think can help your career. You never know who's connected to that person you meet in a hotel lobby, or in an airport, or in a parking lot.

Think about the ways you can solve problems for your perfect audience today, and keep your mind's eye open for opportunities to "save the day" in your day-to-day life.