Hey, boss. How's life in that sexless marriage with the only skank to ever show any interest in you? Begging, apologizing and thanking this woman for any affection she charitably tosses your way is real boss shit. You still conquering life's greatest challenges like mountain dew addiction?
i don't think i'm hot sh1t or anything, but i didn't know how far behind i was in relation to how other companies operate.
got my own business going, but i've had trouble winning jobs i've bid. so i contacted this guy up who i've seen on a forum for our industry. guy has built several million dollar companies in the states. he asked what job i was bidding currently and i told him which one, he was like yeah our company is bidding that one too, but i'll do you a solid and give you the winning numbers. so he did, i broke everything down still, just to make sure i would be profitable and they were good number. numbers checked out.
so he's like, send me the bid you plan on sending so i can review it. i send him the form which was a template i got from online, looks like most invoices you'd get. 30 mins he calls me and he's like "i'm going to be honest, this document is horrible. it screams amateur. you need x and xy, etc." basically a bunch of details stuffed in one or two pages. legal disclaimers. all types of exclusions. diagrams of the work. etc. he basically talked to me for 40 minutes straight on how to improve. halfway through i was like damn i suck.
anyways, i spent the last 6 hours starting from scrap making an excel worksheet. he sent me his bid document which was like 100x better than mines. it was in pdf format and told me to copy whatever i want. but i didn't want to copy it entirely so i just made my own. 6 hours straight, finally finished. looks decent but the bid deadline is tomorrow morning so that's all i could do for the moment. i'll make it better.
the grind never stops
Man good for you.
I knew you were having issues , but basically never honed up to it.
I am glad you got some great great advise.
Now after you get the job - you call the guy back , and either ask him out to dinner or ask him what his favorite drink is.
YOU SEND A CASE OF IT.
If he were to find your online history do you think he would regret giving you advice? (Not a dis.)
Itís irrelevant because people donít behave in real life like they do online. Iím sure the people I donít get alone with on here would be a joy to hang out with IRL. I just have too many hobbies to not share a mutual interest/s with someone and talk about that.