Have you ever been voluntold to do a task that ends up being an amazing opportunity?
That happened to Susan, one of my clients. I had encouraged her to get involved with her industry’s association.
Not to just show up to a few events over the year, but to sign up for one of their committees so she could start making connections in her field.
Well, she ended up on the Education committee, and one of their tasks is to coordinate who’s picking up the speaker each month from the airport.
The pick-up tends to be during rush hour and no one was eager to offer. Susan was also reluctant to take the time away from her work, but hearing my voice in her head she said she’d do the pick-up.
She was so glad that she did. She told me it was a true privilege to have 35 minutes of uninterrupted time with a leading professional in her field.
She had done her research ahead of time and knew enough about the speaker to engage in a thoughtful conversation. The result? She got advice from the speaker that she was able to incorporate into her next proposal – and it was what made her proposal stand out and her company was selected.
Are you ready for a mindset shift so you can take advantage of all the possibilities for connection in the world around you like Susan did? Do you want to be ready to take action when an opportunity presents itself?
Your Challenge For This Week: Make reconnecting a habit.
Add two recurring weekly appointments to your calendar. These can be just 15 minutes a piece.
One of these weekly appointments will be to follow-up (again) with someone you've met recently. Just flip through the stack of business cards on your desk to figure out who that will be. This will likely be an email but could be a handwritten note or text if you have their cell #.
The other weekly appointment will be to reach out to someone you wish you saw more often. This could be a former colleague you've lost touch with, a client who became a friend, or a colleague from within your industry you would like to get to know better.
Do this and then hit reply to let me know how it goes!
Business Growth Strategist & Business Coach
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I work directly with a limited number of self-employed professionals, aka solopreneurs.
WHO YOU ARE:
You want to have a greater impact and increased income. The problem is that there are so many options for how to build your business that you can feel stuck, overwhelmed, and like you’re running out of time.
The reason options are overwhelming is that you’re looking at them as a series of disconnected steps, when to make the most of your time, you need a strategy that connects only the most important and highest impact ones.
You know that if you try to do everything, you’ll accomplish nothing. This means, to achieve your goal, you have to invest in a strategy to put time on your side.
As a relationship-based business growth strategist, I will work with you to design a year-long plan that consists of three 12-week sprints, each followed by 4 weeks of reflection/assessment, rejuvenation/vacation, and strategic planning. This will allow you to sequence your goals, create momentum, and leverage your limited time.
We can build your plan through a half-day strategy session, a coaching engagement, or a mastermind program.
These are not right for everyone; they’re personalized offerings and are priced accordingly.
What might you work on?
In my coaching work with entrepreneurs and solopreneurs, we focus on the areas where you’d like to grow, which may include:
- Creating a strong sales conversation framework
- Building your referral network
- Lead generation through a relationships
- Growing your visibility in your industry
- Increasing your ability to attract the right kind of clients
- Identifying and launching a minimally viable offer
- Breaking through whatever bottleneck is holding you back from getting the results you want and deserve
- Becoming a published author and marketing your book successfully
- Improving your virtual presentation skills
Learn more about the different ways we can work together – deep dive 3-hour session, private 1:1 coaching, and masterminds. I’m excited to support you in reaching or exceeding your goals.
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