A New York State Of Mind

When I was living in Thailand getting my freelance “career” started, I would send 50+ emails a day to prospective clients trying to get some business.

Eventually I realized that reaching out to individual clients was inefficient. It was more effective to spend that time introducing myself to people who already had a bunch of clients.

One day I decided to send an email all the people that were part of the advisory board I was on with a blockchain startup called Pecunio. So I tracked them all down, sent an email offering my services, and promptly forgot about it.

The only one who responded was the guy in this picture. He just happens to be the #1 ICO advisor in the world with over 100+ clients.

That email lead to a phone call, a partnership, and eventually lots of deals. I would sit in my hostel in Thailand, have strategic marketing conversations with potential clients in basketball shorts and flip flops.

When I decided to visit my other friend here in New York, I casually mentioned to this partner that I was here and he invited me for lunch.

That lunch turned into a 3 hour brainstorming session where I pitched him different ideas and he told me which big time people he could introduce me to in order to help make it happen.

All things considered, this was kind of the final thing that made me say, “Okay fuck it, I’ll try living here for a bit.”

They say if you make it here, you can make it anywhere. But I think that’s bullshit.

It’s way easier to make it here.

Every time you leave your house is an opportunity to make powerful connections with adults who have real jobs at big boy companies.

Every person you meet can introduce you to people to help you get what you want.

You just have to leave your house.

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