I’ve been asked many times whether it was possible to ‘accelerate the magic’ that determines success when networking. Success, in this case, meaning more business. ‘Accelerating the magic?’ It’s not an easy question to answer given ‘people buy from people,’ You see, we’re all very different individuals with various reasons for stepping out of theContinue reading “Just slow it down …”
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Am I worthy?
Hey Charlie, ‘what’s in it for you?’ Once more I was asked why I manage to operate a not-for-profit social enterprise and not get paid for it. What did I … get out of it? My answer is the same every time. I’m networking for the same reason as anyone else – to consolidate myContinue reading “Am I worthy?”
Loving the world more.
Here’s a great observation from our friends at: The Marginalian by Maria Popova “In a world full of people who seem to know everything, passionately, based on little (often slanted) information, where certainty is often mistaken for power, what a relief it is to be in the company of someone confident enough to stay unsureContinue reading “Loving the world more.”
My busy season?
For the start-up looking to establish itself in a rural community such as ours, business can be tough. The ‘busy season’ for most market towns with a short summer is the tourist footfall. Many traders have grown by relying on this, there’s only a short time of bounty for the seasonal business to become established.Continue reading “My busy season?”
The magic of lucky
Charlie, I’m suffering a famous ‘lack of confidence’ vote in myself … I don’t seem to be picking up any business through networking. I’m lucky with the introduction here and there, but … what am I doing wrong? Ian, there’s nothing wrong. You are practicing the art of networking. You, like all who practice ‘the magic,’Continue reading “The magic of lucky”
The BIG day
I’d all but given up hope of being successful
Back to basics
Car phones. Remember those? Back in the day I spent much of my time in the car, back and forth supporting customers. The arrival of the telephone in the vehicle was good for business. Today we’re seeing mobile as one of the mainstays, an essential ‘accessory.’ We all have our opinions of the ‘pro’s andContinue reading “Back to basics”
Gavin and I caught up after a few years being busy when he asked me: “Are you still networking?” I confirmed I was and that I was enjoying it, before he answered ‘why?’ … How about you, Gavin, how’s business? Charlie, I’ve plenty to keep me busy, most of the new projects don’t come throughContinue reading “Lasting impressions”
Going my way?
I don’t know Charlie, I seem to be standing still. Whatever I try to do fails to change my luck, any ideas where I’m going wrong? We’re all vulnerable to negative influences Chris, especially when the market is flat. If you’re asking for my opinion though, I need to know where you wish to go?Continue reading “Going my way?”
“So Charlie, can you remember why you decided to work for yourself?“ Mark, I remind myself of that same question whenever the going gets tough. Why work for myself? The personal rewards of course and (this may sound tedious) because I wanted control of my destiny. What about you, Mark, do you enjoy your work? Continue reading “Who’s driving?”