Too busy for biz.

more too busy1So she said to me that really, she didn’t need to be looking for any more business and that she ‘wouldn’t be taking on any more … for a couple of months at least,’ adding she “had been fortunate enough to pick up plenty of business to … last until Christmas.”  We’re still in October.

Impressed I was until I enquired how she was lucky enough to pick up such business.

‘Only networking’ came the reply, ‘spent the last 7 months at a regular meeting and picked up the business. Won’t be going back for a bit.’

Now, I should say – good luck to her, she certainly deserved it, after-all she was the one putting in all that prospecting and graft … but something told me to keep the top lip buttoned for a change …

Seen this before?

The messages that go out are many and not pretty …

How can she possibly be seen as the professional ‘go to’ for her particular services if she is simply looking after her own schedules? What does this kind of disregard for others say about the way she feels about her future new business prospects?

Respectful? No. Offer of support? Hardly? Reciprocal arrangement? No time for that… reliable? Sadly not.

By simply suggesting that she is ‘too busy for more business’ the damage is done, the time spent cultivating the network to encourage the planning, future growth and attainment of future goals have been undone in one swift gesture of self fulfillment.

Could you refer a supplier responded with the offer of new business with ‘Thanks anyway – I have enough business for now, I’ll call again some time after Christmas.’

We could argue that she is only being honest – and besides, she is not going to be letting anyone down by refusing the work. Is she? But what does the future hold?

Again, we’ve seen this happen a lot although the situation still astonishes me and does nothing for the ‘biz neighbourhood’ do you not think?

You views? Be interested to find out …

Published by charlie kenny

I love the coast and in particular, the area in which I live, the North East of England. It's an uncomplicated life, for the past twelve years I've been away from the 'big smoke' ... and the decision to relocate my business to the North has been the best move of my career. So far. I am a writer and have a lifetime of experience in publishing and personal development. I now consider myself a specialist in helping my clients with memoirs - that could entail a biography, or simply bringing diary pages to life. I tend not to advertise my business, word of mouth has always been kind so it's no surprise that I do spend a couple of days per week networking. Peer collaboration can be very rewarding. Therefore, if you'd like to join me fortnightly for Wednesday ZOOM or either Tuesday or Thursday for (in-person) morning coffee, please get in touch. I'd love to meet you and perhaps help in any way possible. Thank you for stopping by the website. engage, develop, grow ... with Go!

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