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”
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To-do, or not …
I know, it’s tough keeping the ‘to-do’ list in check during these distracting times, let alone the ‘bigger picture.’ although that should always be top of the list … where do I wish to go and how am I going to get there? The humble to-do list will keep us on track for the more straight-forwardContinue reading “To-do, or not …”
So, what do you see?
‘Bob, what’s on your mind? You look puzzled.’ ‘How do you see the community of the future Charlie?’ It was a question I wasn’t prepared for although I wanted to give the answer some consideration. After all, the past few months had been a roller coaster. Until recently Bob had a steady, well-paid job inContinue reading “So, what do you see?”
What WILL they think?
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 prospectsContinue reading “What WILL they think?”
Just passing through …
It’s ‘that’ time again David … What’s that you mean Charlie? I’m seeing a lot of interest in our business forum lately, much activity from those looking for the quick fix, you know, those out distributing the business cards, looking specifically for the next order, something to fill the hole. Hunters? We see lotsContinue reading “Just passing through …”
What’s on your mind?
I love what I do, my job. I enjoy helping friends move ahead in business through the fraternity. People like to do business with real people. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m enjoying the publishing industry a whole lot more these days. People are making themselves a much more accessible. Real people. It’sContinue reading “What’s on your mind?”
Your gift, share it.
Life is too short! Heard that one before? At some point in your career, there will come a morning when you’ll awake and ask yourself, “What am I really doing?” It’s at this point that earning money by making/selling ‘stuff’ will no longer be motivation enough. However, if your answer to that question reflects aContinue reading “Your gift, share it.”
Community-focused networking has lots of benefits, some are immediately evident, others need clarification and I was witness to this just recently as around twenty met over ‘brunch.’ Our guest was Michael has a lot of domestic responsibility, being the ‘office at home’ and supporting two young kids. He loved the idea of opportunity through engagement,Continue reading “community network”
Community and the bad apple
I had the great pleasure recently in establishing the foundation of a really vibrant business community. We’d been building this ‘Community’ for some time. All diverse professions getting to know each other. Developing the trust that comes with the relations that leads to business. We had our share of passing casual interest of course andContinue reading “Community and the bad apple”
Meaningful emotional links ,,,
Is the lack of the emotional connection hindering your chances for successful business growth? The ‘getting to know you’ can be tedious for some. Especially in today’s crowded business environment. “Deadlines don’t allow for emotional tedium … do they?” Take social media, most of us have experience of the ‘add,’ ‘like,’ the ‘share’ or theContinue reading “Meaningful emotional links ,,,”