Well it was bound to happen; my classic 1995 Chevy Cavalier better known as LeBron (get the hint) has apparently gone its final mile. The end came on the parkway in Pittsburgh last night where it rolled to a stop in the middle of Friday rush hour traffic.
Luckily thanks to the superb state patrol and the wonders of AAA, LeBron and I got pushed and towed to safety. I got the news early today at the repair shop 15 years of faithful service and over three hundred thousand miles LeBron is beyond repair, he will be taken to the salvage yard next week.
As many of you know after I lost my job as part of a “reduction in force” at PPG, I stated my own business as a Job Coach and a Social Media Strategist. I am proud of the work I have been able to do helping over 1,500 people including women and men at a homeless shelter to find work. I have also gained a growing reputation of in the use of social media strategies to help businesses reach and connect with customers.
While the work have been rewarding the profits have been modest. I have maintained a lid on my expenses by greatly reducing my “life style” with LeBron and his zero car note being a big part of the solution.
Now that LeBron is gone I face the quandary of limited cash flow, no credit the banks are not lending to small idea capital laden business like mine paired with the absolute need to have a car so I can reach a client base that is beyond public transportation.
As a job coach and social media strategist I have championed the use of Web 2.O and social media to uncover opportunities, create markets, and to unlock the potential in people and the situations they find themselves in.
So I am going to practice what I am preaching and test the power of social media. As unleash the hounds on this problem: I need your help, in either finding a car that I can afford I have less than 3K to spend or helping me generate 3-10K of business in the next 30 days. Naturally I would prefer the business generation part! So I am linking this post with my simple request to my entire social medial world to see what we can create if you are up to the challenge drop me a line. I will report back to everyone on our collective progress.