‘Hey Charlie, I think I’m getting comfortable with this networking ‘thing’ now. I do understand when you say that it’s all about spending time, being familiar with the expectation, you’re right, it takes a while.’
Good things take time Ben …
the key is to stay the course and following through.
‘Well, I’m managing the routine now, gradually booking the appointments and I’m learning, so feeling happier.’
I can tell that Ben, just by you opening up and discussing the situation tends to show you are growing in confidence, understanding the process.
The referral process. This is your ‘realisation,’ Ben, others are beginning to appreciate you as they see you grow, they come to understand your character, ask your advice and how you work. Just as you do with others.
Just now is the start of the process.
Continue with the visibility, book the meetings, the one to one and understand your marketplace. Learn from others and keep the antenna flying for possible introductions for others. The more you help, the better your ‘bizability.’
‘But I’m just getting comfortable Charlie, I’m happy where I am now.’
Where you are is great Ben. Not too comfortable now though because ‘comfortable’ brings stagnation and this is something that should never happen within your network.
Stay the course Ben, follow through, continue your path. If you are happy then the ‘process’ is working.
Next step is to begin to lose the comfort zone Ben… go the extra mile and actively pursue business on behalf of others – don’t just wait for it to happen, be the referral process you would like to see happening for you.
Nothing remarkable ever comes from being comfortable …