I Need Your Help

I've never made a pitch like this before, and, frankly, I'm a little scared to do it… 

I'm in the midst of a career crisis, and this is me reaching out for help. 

Here's the deal: Time is short for all of us, and I'm realizing I don't enjoy transactional work as much as I used to.

I crave deeper connections: with you, with my family, with my work, with my environment.

I'd like to ask you to do something that might seem weird as an "ask"…but I promise you it won't be weird: Schedule a phone call with me

You have lots of experiences, talents, skills.  And I want you to share that with me.  In return, I'll do the same.  Hopefully, it'll lead to a stronger human connection.  

That's it.

We can talk about life, the universe, everything. 

Some possibilities:

  • I can tell you stories about the times I marched with Jesse Jackson.
  • I can tell you a story about the time I was fired from a job for delivering exactly what I was asked to deliver. 
  • We can converse about your favorite sports team.
  • Or about sabermetrics.
  • Or about U.S. Presidential history.
  • I can regale you with tales about how I helped Sharon (name changed) double her take-home pay in a year.
  • Or about how I helped build an iPhone + Android app for only $3k!
  • Or about how I paid $8 for a website one time.
  • Or about how your website can make you more money (spoiler alert: nothing special – it just takes some directed work).
  • Or about my experience as a baseball umpire!
  • I can even share why I quit politics to become a sports reporter! (and then how I leveraged that into my current career as a WordPress pro!).
  • Or about how my biz partner and I recently turned a $5,000 startup business into $500 CASH and how you can too!  (ugh!)

Is this a scammy request that's really about Toby finding more work?  I'd be lying if I said that wasn't in there somewhere…BUT I also believe work is one place where we put our values to practice.  And I value deep connections with humans, teaching & learning from others, and receiving/delivering deep experiences with others.   

I've been fortunate & lucky to build a company that affords me the freedom to send an email like this and potentially build connections with you that go deeper.

What do I hope to get from a call with you?  A human connection.  Maybe an intellectual & emotional spark.

Seriously?  That's it?  Yup.

Is this crazy?  Hmmm…It's human.

– Toby
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Toby Cryns

Toby Cryns is a freelance CTO and WordPress Guru. He also writes for WPTavern.com.