I’ve always found the month of January offers some great additional time, time for me to have a bit of a ‘tidy-up.’
From my desktop I look and consider the unsubscribe, the maintenance contracts/insurances, my own business offer plus of course the way forward in pursuit of our goals. The additional free time offers that greatest gift. Clarity.
Outside of the office environment I consider myself pretty lucky. By hosting the ‘Weeklybiz’ referral network and listening to the stories of around twenty colleagues, I’m often blessed with some great free business advice, invaluable support, all contributing to the vision for my own business.
For me patience has never been a strong trait although with networking it’s about patience. We can’t take ‘on board’ everything that our friends offer and inform us in one sitting.
With the regular contact of peers and like-minded individuals, I’m listening out for their needs and how they intend to execute plans for success, those small steps toward significant growth – it is a weekly lesson for me, it’s how I can keep the path to fulfilment clear.
Of course I do understand that many networking platforms are seen as hunting grounds for the order-seekers, those committed to the order-book and for sure, some people tell me that they find success this way. It’s simply not the way forward for me. I’m looking for more than simply an order for business …
If you wish to develop the business, not to mention your reputation on solid foundations I know that by sticking to the plan, developing clarifying amongst peers those cultivators of relationships, you are allowing the trust to develop … and of course that’s the secret ingredient in any relationship isn’t it?
If you are dependable and therefore seen as reliable you become referrable.
Go ahead, clear that path, move forward by demonstrating that you are in business – for all the right reasons.