I have never marketed my services. Not really.
What I do is leave myself open to having coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks with people in my network. I rarely talk work with them. But for some reason this generates work. The more I do this, the more work I get.
This week was strange though.
On Wednesday I had lunch and dinner canceled. On Friday I went back to the company I was an actual employee of and met my boss for lunch. I called her cell when I arrived at 11:25 am. She answered and said she would be right out. I stood in the parking lot enjoying the bright warm sunlight. At 11:45 I called her again. She apologized and said she would be right out. I could hear voices talking in the background.
She was still in some sort of meeting!
At noon I texted her and said I was leaving and that we could reschedule.
After awhile, she texted back and apologized profusely. She was still up for lunch but by that time I was goners. Halfway up the highway. Can;t text while driving. Later on I told her (via text) that she gets easily distracted by bright shiny things. In this case her boss and one of his other employees. I worked for her and with her. She has always been like this. She is always saying that she doesn’t get invited into the tent. This is part of the reason why. Act like a servant and you’ll be treated like one.