1. Let’s make a flying start to your day – don’t just sit there lazily looking through a newspaper in the morning. Be alaert for something in the news that annoys you or that you have a different idea about, and where you can find some connection to your own line of business. Why don’t you email the journalist who wrote the article and let them know?
“I was very excited to read your article on X this morning and there’s a lot in it that’s very good. There were a few things though that should have been mentioned but weren’t… [Give your angle on it]. If you want to hear more you are more than welcome to call me.”
Hit send and then get to work.
2. On your way to work ...