During the course of these past ten years, I am constantly reminding myself that I could be better. I’m happy ‘where I am’ with the business, sure, although these days I’m driven to consider how I could improve. Business is good. Recommendations are coming my way and while I’ve never been one to rest on myContinue reading “Go tell …”
Category Archives: networking
We make plans, and we picture the goal and the path to success as dictated by the plan. There is a preparation for action within our ability and that is complementary to our skills which will see us benefit from that plan. Then we step forward … Alan is a new acquaintance I met recently.Continue reading “Who’s that?”
Time away from the job
How do I spend my leisure time? If the weather isn’t good and I’m all caught up with the business follow-up, then I have a garage with long-term projects to keep me busy. Otherwise, I like to stay occupied with any tasks that need attention, and I’m never sitting for long. When the sun isContinue reading “Time away from the job”
Catch of the day!
Not all are successful when it comes to networking. An open mind helps, and the willingness to engage in good conversation also. Craig was the type of fellow who was only with us to pick up the business (aren’t we all.) He wasn’t interested in the benefits of any long-term mutual collaboration. Craig was huntingContinue reading “Catch of the day!”
It’s cash in hand!
It was at the regular Weeklybiz network morning session I’d been introduced to Thomas … Thomas had left Uni a few months beforehand with a decent degree in Engineering and was now finding it tough to find work. His ‘careers adviser’ suggested he talk with Sara Eke ** and join The Weeklybiz for conversation. LeavingContinue reading “It’s cash in hand!”
‘You know Charlie, it’s tough for me to take time off work to attend these breakfast meetings.’ I used to hear the above phrase a lot during the early days of the Weeklybiz. Taking time off work? Another popular version was: ‘I can’t afford to spend time away from the job for the sake ofContinue reading “Being there”
‘It was only a matter of time, David.’ We were discussing the referral my friend had collected during this morning’s meeting. David had spent the past twelve months working on his presence, his persona, and the business. His input was now rewarding him with some important work for his company. David of course was happy,Continue reading “Being lucky”
to ‘have a go’
One’s own destiny defined by your own hand.
Gone fishing …
“You may call it networking Charlie, I call it fishing.” My wife was highlighting how much time I spent networking (6-8 hours per week.) Sue compared it to being a ‘golf widow’ or ‘fisherman’s wife.’ She had a point. I do enjoy the opportunity of meeting up with my regular group. We share so much, there’sContinue reading “Gone fishing …”
What’s your excuse?
Hi Charlie. “Sorry, I’ve had a call from a client who needs to see me tomorrow morning, so I can’t make the meeting.” For as long as I’ve been networking, this is the ‘stand out’ explanation I’m offered when someone calls to opt-out. They’re faced with choosing to replace one appointment with another. They choose toContinue reading “What’s your excuse?”