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.”
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.
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!