Darren S. confirmed as Job 26 yesterday! We are still figuring out my official title, but for now I'm identifying as his Personal Project Manager.
On Friday he sent me this e-mail:
I have a lot of groundwork to cover to license the products I have created.
Fortunately, working 44 hours a week during regular business hours provides me with one of the three things I need to Monetize my ideas like 1) Time - NOPE 2) Energy - I don't think so! 3) Money - Yup! More than if I wasn't working!
So, this is my latest idea on how I can be more productive, and accomplish my goals. Hire someone smart, personable and who is a good communicator to be a remote assistant (while I'm at work in Toronto). While I'd love to hire that person 5 days a week, right now my cash flow only allows for one day every two weeks.
This is my proposal: Would you consider being my remote assistant one day next week as a trial day (paid of course) to see if there are more jobs I can hire you for in the future? The rate would be $ 100 for six hours of work.
I look forward to your response!
We met face-to-face on Saturday at an awesome pub called Helm Brasseur Gourmand, where he showed me prototypes of a few of his wildly interesting inventions, like the Tidy Tab, a clever little device that sticks on to your toilet seat to allow you to lift and lower the seat without touching it.
After a lengthy chat, we concluded that I am going to assist him, starting this week, in prioritizing his designs, projects and life so that he can successfully license or sell one or more of his designs or projects by years' end.
In a more unconventional, but fully appreciated, gesture, Darren also has me on assignment reading "Rich Dad, Poor Dad", by Robert Kiyosaki (I have it listed in my Amazon.com book carousel on the left of the blog) and, along with him, I will be completing "Design Your Best Year Ever" by Darren Hardy.
He believes that at this stage of his career as an entrepreneur, he needs to find like-minded people and work with them to achieve success, not just for himself, but for everyone involved. Darren and I have reached a mutually beneficial business agreement and I think a job like this is the reason I began One Hundred Jobs: to improve upon my self and my career, and to help other people (like you!) in the process.
IN OTHER JOBS:
I worked a solid six hours for Job 24 today: I complied a list of children's camps, daycare and centres and placed sixteen cold calls for the open casting of the short film, Julia Julep, by Band with Pictures. Michael and I are working overtime to make sure that the open casting call on the 17th of January is a success. We want as many English speaking Causcasian girls, aged 4-6, to attend as possible.
I am still looking for two more volunteer production assistants if anyone is interested!
Also, outside of working for One Hundred Jobs, I worked for Richard, my building superintendent, today, cleaning up a renovated apartment. I did not have the time to work for him, but when i dropped off my rent cheque he begged me. This is how much of a work horse I've become: on top of all my other jobs, I tasted my good old tough-as-hell summer job, cleaning, to kick off my first day back at work in 2010.
I'm gonna go soak my bod and read some mind candy. More calls to make tomorrow and mountains to climb.
Coffee is my friend and sleep my lovvvveeeerrrrrr,