Q.I know it's encouraged to contact our connections on Linkedin, but there are some I've been connected to for quite a while (even years) but never once emailed or messaged them. I didn't have League of List Builders back then. I was looking at the templates and wondering how best to introduce myself. Such as, "Dear Jim Harwick, How are? We've been connected on Linkedin for quite a while and I wanted to first say thank you being a connection." and then from there use the rest of a cover letter demographic. Would this work?

A. Imposter Syndrome
Somebody has to fill the role…It might as well be you! Cliff Ravencraft, did a talk at a conference about imposter syndrome, and he said nobody can take away your past, or your story or what brought you from the day you was born up until this very moment. This very moment is where I am right now. You are ready for the new clients. Trust yourself and push your boundaries. As time goes on,the imposter syndrome will melt away.

Q.Is there a number we should try and hit for the Big Give?

A. No. We use to have that in the old version of LOLB, however some people were going over it or falling way behind the number. You shouldn’t compare yourself to how many contacts you should reach out to. Weeks 3, 4 and 5 the focus should be on how much time you invest. The more time you invest is all that really matters. That is more important than the number of contacts you reach out to. Week 5 challenge is there to push you to your limit and give everything you got so you can do your Big Give.

Q.If you have tips for email subjects for referrals and eventually our Big Give emails?

A. The subject line for the referral, e.g, if it's a referral from John Smith: John Smith referral. Female talent submission. Or, Female talent submission. John Smith referral. Another example: if reaching out to somebody who has a video about Polar Bears on their website, then you can put something like: Polar Bear fan + male voice talent submission.

Q.Is this the Freshbooks Time Tracker you're asking us to use for the challenge?

A. No. I want you to create a free 30 day trial account with freshbooks. Literally track your time. It has a time tracker in the program. You can track your NNT for the week. This is the only tracker that really works well.