Start Your New Year Off Right

Now that we’re getting settled into 2019, I thought I’d give you the perfect way to start your year off right – with 5 good books for you to try.

If you’re new here, you should know I’m a book lover and I am constantly looking for good recommendations and enjoy sharing a few thoughts of my own. In fact, I started a Medium page solely dedicated to book reviews. Be sure to follow it here https://medium.com/@nicoleschlinger 

Anyway, here are my Top 5 reads from last year – you should pick these up today.

1. Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue, by Ryan Holiday

2. Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup by John Carreyrou

3. Sales Differentiation: 19 Powerful Strategies to Win More Deals at the Prices You Want by Lee B. Salz (Nicole Schlinger book review coming soon!)

4. Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio

5. Hetty: The Genius and Madness of America’s First Female Tycoon by Charles Slack

 

Conspiracy and Bad Blood were full of action and adventure. Conspiracy was the story behind Peter Thiel’s decade-long quest for revenge against Nick and Gawker. Bad Blood was the larger than life, almost unbelievable tale of the rise and fall of Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes.

Sales Differentiation delivers much more than its fishy title implies. It’s a real, how-to guide for giving your customers extraordinary value.

Principles by Ray Dalio is an instant classic. It delivers on its promise as an operating system for life and work. (And even suggests that we should not try separating the two.)

And last by not least … Hetty. You probably didn’t learn about Hetty Green in public school. She was caricatured and ridiculed in life and death. So much of what’s said about her is an exaggeration, and never … ever flattering. This is the true story of the first female tycoon in America. It’s not pretty. But I challenge you to come away from this book without respect and admiration for this American pioneer.

I hope you’ll pick up a new book this year.

 

Thanks for reading,

Nicole

Educate + Influence = Patch Through Calls

Now that the legislative session in Iowa is underway and several statehouses across the country, agendas are being set and bills filed. Very soon, these pieces of legislation will begin moving through the process.

Do you need to educate voters on your issue? Do you need to influence legislators on a bill? We can help. Patch Through calls are incredibly impactful and WILL make a difference in your efforts. Learn more here:

 

Give us a call if we can help 1- (888) 722-4704.

Thanks,

Nicole

Nicole Schlinger always hard at work for CHQ clients

Wrapping Up the Year in Books

I know we closed the books on 2018 a few weeks ago now, but I thought I’d take a quick look back on the year in terms of books.

Coming in at 38, this is the fewest books I’ve read in a year since I began tracking in 2013.

Like Ryan Holiday says, “I promised myself a long time ago that if I saw a book that interested me, I’d never let time or money or anything else prevent me from having it … Enjoy these books, treat your education like the job that it is, and let me know if you ever need anything.”

I’m setting might sights on 2019 to for more exciting books to come (which I’ll preview in another post). But here is my complete book list for 2018, if you’re interested.

https://medium.com/@nicoleschlinger/my-complete-book-list-for-2018-nicole-schlinger-c15b52dc0f0

I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve read any of these or suggestions for books to add to my 2019 list.

Keep reading, friends.

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

 

Giving Back

I’m tremendously proud of the work the CampaignHQ team does for our clients. We have the most dedicated, hard working, talented and caring group of employees.

Our teams are constantly giving back to the communities which they live. One example of that came just before the Christmas holiday this year when our Oskaloosa location made a donation to the Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter.

 

The Oskaloosa CampaignHQ team presenting their donation

 

In addition to the monetary gift, the callers also presented pet supplies. Needless to say, both employees and sweet Boomer (resident of the animal shelter) had a great day.

To learn more about the work Stephen Memorial Animal Shelter is doing or to consider adopting these wonderful pets, please visit:  http://www.stephenmemorial.org/ 

 

Thanks for reading!

Nicole

Nicole Schlinger and Chief Canine Officer Martha Waffles

What a Great 2018!

Thank you to all of our clients who made 2018 an exciting and great year for CampaignHQ. We have really enjoyed working with you to advance your cause, share your message with voters and win your campaigns.

We look forward to what 2019 has in store and hope you have a safe and prosperous New Year.

 

Thank you,

Nicole and the CampaignHQ team

Nicole Schlinger, President of Campaign Headquarters

Fun Friday

…or in this guy’s case, not so fun Friday.

Check out this story from the New York Times.

A person running for city council did not get the chance to vote for himself and ended up tying his opponent on election day. In the end, he lost by the roll of the dice.

Several important points here, but mostly: don’t be this guy. Voter turnout matters and we can help you so you don’t end up throwing it all away on the roll of the dice.

Find out more here: https://www.campaign-headquarters.com/

Thanks,
Nicole

Our State Fair

This summer, I took a trip to the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Have you ever been? Of course, there are rides, lots of livestock, an occasional politician and weird things on a stick.

Photo courtesy of Iowa State Fair

One of my favorite encounters this year was this display on phones. We all know how far phones have come as technology has increased. Here are a few that gave me a good laugh:

 

Before predictive dialers…
Sen. Chuck Grassley was making major donor calls from the road.
Before there was conTEXT… there was teletype.
CampaignHQ call floor, 1920s style
Phones I’ve actually used

It’s fun to look back on where we’ve been and even more exciting to think about where we’re going in the future. Don’t worry – CampaignHQ will be leading the way, quickly changing and updating with technology. Let us know if we can help you get with the times.

 

Thanks for reading,

Nicole

Nicole Schlinger always hard at work for CHQ clients