The Myth of Overnight Success

I’ve really been enjoying sharing some insights with my friends over at Campaigns & Elections lately. If you missed it, here are a few articles of mine they’ve shared with their readers.

They recently shared another, The Myth of Overnight Success in the Political Industry. 

Here’s a teaser for you:

Americans love overnight success. We believe this myth like we believe George Washington chopped down a cherry tree. That’s why shows like American Idol and The Voice are so popular year after year. But the truth is much less glamorous than the fantasy.

There are two kinds of overnight success in the political industry. You’re either a “Child Prodigy” or an “Iceberg.”

You can read the full article over here

Let me know what you think, I always enjoy feedback.

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Nicole Schlinger

WHY THE BEST MANAGERS ARE (SOMETIMES) THE WORST POLITICAL BUSINESS OWNERS

I was so honored to recently submit and article to Campaigns & Elections .

Here’s a quick blurb:

Being a great campaign manager is much different from being a great business owner. As a consultant or vendor, your mission is aligned with your clients. (And if it’s not, you’d better stop and figure out why). However, your mission is not identical.

Check out the full post here . 

Also, Campaigns & Elections provides incredible tools, tactics, techniques and updates on everything that has to do with political campaigns, consulting and media. If you’re not already reading their materials, I highly recommend it!

Thanks for reading,

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Nicole Schlinger

Expo Follow – Up

A few posts back, I shared the exciting news –  I’m Goin’ to the Expo!

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This is actually the 38th Annual CampaignExpo, hosted by Campaigns & Elections as a way to bring people together to learn the newest techniques, strategies and technologies in the campaign world.

I’m thrilled to be attending as a panelist, discussing “Sustaining a Business in the Campaign Industry.” You can check the full agenda out here.

Oh, and how cool is this? I’m super official now and you can read my bio here. 

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I hope you’ll consider attending this great event or another where you can keep learning new skills. We should never stop learning.

Sidenote: I’m totally geeking out on this full list of speakers here . 

I’ll be sure to update you when I return. Thanks for following along on my journey.

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Nicole Schlinger