Simple goals make for a clear path. The clear path brings the simple goal within reach. With clear, simple messages we’re understood.
So why do so many networkers make it difficult to refer them?
While we’ve all been affected by global challenges these past few months … Covid and social distancing, Brexit indecision, global uncertainty, electoral denial etc., etc. Don’t you think it makes good sense to maintain the focus on the simpler things, the kind of stuff that makes us happy?
If we can.
What makes me happy? I’m at my most comfortable in the company of those who talk straight, know what they want and who are not ‘backwards about coming forward’ when it comes to asking for help or support.
Because this makes it easier for me to help them.
Here’s a question I was asked recently, right after I’d invited Alison to our regular business meeting:
Charlie, you make it sound simple although I’m an introvert and I find it difficult to simply step out of my comfort zone. It’s all very well having the right strategy, the tools going forward but what if some of us, people like me don’t understand the culture?
Alison was right. Not everyone enjoys the spotlight. Some business owners are lucky enough to be able to employ others to ‘front’ the company, promote/sell through different media.
Yes, we’re all different, Alison is right, although we all need people.
The best way to understand the culture of any community or environment, Alison is to spend time experiencing the very thing that challenges you. The discomfort soon passes with the understanding that each person you meet, at some point, faced the same doubts, asked themselves this very same question:
‘How do I excel if I don’t understand the path, the culture?’
If we believe in ourselves, practice the engagement, focus on keeping the messages simple … and allow the trust to develop, then ultimately the ‘culture shock’ becomes a distant memory.
So, now that we know each other a little better, if you’re ready to meet Alison and understand why people buy from people, then please join us – any Wednesday from midday … via ZOOM.
Weeklybiz. Keeping culture simple.