Hey, this ‘new normal’ is keeping me on my toes, how about you?
I’m managing to achieve a lot with the extra time I’ve found through not having to travel, achieving more means I’m accomplishing those tasks and schedules rarely given that much attention. Stuff like future planning, new marketing (reaching out) and keeping prospects warm through regular networking.
This ‘new normal’ has been good for me, I’ve seen past how I think people see me.
How I think people, see me?
I’ve made a few new connections recently (not all are new to business or career changers either,) those who have been unsure of their abilities, stressing about the validity of their offer or whether they qualify to deliver such a product or service. I understand this, the feeling of “we are not worthy” comes to us all – myself included.
It was that long ago … ok, I had a bit more hair when I met my first recession in ’91, the second downturn arrived in 2000 and of course, we faced more upheaval in 2007 etc, etc.
Now? Today?? I’ve learned to almost expect the unexpected and you know what? Each time I’m kicked in the guts, start doubting the tools in my box, the skills I carry, I recall another lesson.
We cannot be everything to all people, but if we stick to what it is we do best and tell as many people we can about why we are so passionate about the skills we offer … then perhaps people will eventually see the value, the benefits in an alliance with you. Once you begin to really nurture those true alliances, then your reputation begins to work for you, people begin to see you for how you make them feel.
So, how does working for the future work … when your vision says there’s nothing to work for?
Here’s how. Look past the fright of a ‘new normal’ and beyond that expectation, the ‘choke-hold’ we naturally seem to take on ourselves. Free your potential by broadening that vision!
You/I are continually working on the ‘best version of you’ (sorry) and it’s the best things, the ‘good things in life that take time’ (sorry, once again.) Take time for the future planning, new marketing by reaching out regularly to prospects and your close community, because it really is good for business, believe me, it’s been more than 25 years of reaching out, engagement for me.
To be sure of your offer, your products? Ask your close community, keep asking questions, offer support and you’ll be ready for the enquiries when they arrive, successful over time because you will be confident in what people think of you … or maybe it simply won’t worry you that much any more 🙂
Networking has a purpose, start when you are ready, do the business and don’t look back.
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