A long-time digital veteran and pioneer, Ted Rubin has worked for some of the most prestigious brands in sales and marketing leadership and has authored several best-selling books including “Return on Relationship.”
Key Reinvention Take-Aways from Ted’s Interview:
- Be careful about looking back too much. Learn from your mistakes, but try not to second guess yourself too much.
- Surround yourself with friends you trust. Having a community will give you power.
- Some friends will be for when you just need someone to listen and offer comfort; some will be for when you need advice. Associate with people who will drag you out of your discomfort zone.
- Model yourself after people you admire.
- To reinvent: (1) Ask why aren’t you happy, why do I want to reinvent? (2) What are you passionate about — can you make it a career? (3) Once you make the decision to do it, go for it. Stop worrying about the perfect plan. Try things and get immediate feedback (which you can do easily these days through social media).
- His biggest mistake: Giving up too soon and letting too much time go by before trying again.