I’ve been around a while, discovered some success and I’m blessed to have been working with some wonderfully talented people.
Over time I’ve also discovered that success is powered by three fundamentals.
Your know-how, your reputation and your network of contacts.
Sounds simple don’t you think? Isn’t that how it should be though?
Hey, you can take away all my money, all my assets and investments, you can take away my customer list as well but if you leave me my business relationships and with my reputation in place … I’ll have the ability to work at successfully replacing everything you’ve taken away.
Having knowledge, social capital and trust is the ultimate security blanket whether we’re heading into good times or bad.
This is why I believe that if we’re in business, any time is an excellent time to increase market share. Whether we’re engaging new prospects, building better relationships with existing customers, we’re developing trust, that’s essentially what we’re about, are we not?
Engaging, building and relating …
Contrary to popular opinion though, building social capital is not about sitting alone in front of the PC, tablet or locked into your i-phone trying to come up with a winning marketing formula all on your own …
No one who is successful creating their meaningful marketing presence works in isolation.
Successful people may have started out on their own sure enough. After all, we need to start to reach the end. But it’s what you do when you recognise your marketing is starting to work for you that counts. That’s when you begin to leverage your ambitions with like-minded people, real humans and combine your ideas with others, leveraging experiences and relationships.
By developing trust within your community, delivering consistent messages … and leveraging that trust is where we may ultimately be successful.