On The Dangers Of Appearing To Be An Expert …

As I write this blog on how to deal with the recession week after week, I am contemplative about how my messages are perceived and received. My intention is to share some ideas that I either have come up with myself or have “borrowed” from others, hopefully citing them along the way!

However, I don’t like the thought that I am holding myself up as some kind of “expert,” someone who is “above it all” or “knows it all” or “has all of the answers.”

I’m just like you, working hard every day, trying to thrill my clients and co-workers, trying not to get dragged down by the often dismal economic news. I get up every morning, just like you, and simply want to do a good job.

Although it is not in my nature to offer unsolicited advice, that is what I seem to end up doing in this blog. I am not unscathed or unaffected by the recession, but I do try to think positively as often as possible, and be opportunistic in attempting to please my clients and prospects. Those are some of the thoughts I had hoped to share with you through this blog…not the answers, just some alternatives.

Often it is the case of “doctor, heal thyself,” and I don’t always take my own advice! Appearing hypocritical is not something that sits well with me, so while I continue to offer my thoughts on combating the recession’s negative impacts, please know that I’m in the same boat as you, and do not hold myself up as some vaunted expert.

Here’s to a new and improved 2010!

Paula Smith / / Office: 410.685.2679

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About the author

I am a third generation printer, and a second generation owner of Curry Printing. Ink (pms 185!) must run through my veins! As a "working owner," I am at Curry every day, working in and on my business. The old adage is true...if you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life!


  1. I appreciate your posts. I do not think you are portraying yourself as an expert. You are offering advice, perspective and probably therapy for yourself and others. Keep up the good work in 2010!

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