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.”
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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”
‘Tough’ is not a trait some of us are born with. Working for yourself, one of the advantages of joining the solopreneur society is we soon harden up when honing our instincts. The business landscape? It’s tough out there. You know it, we’ve about survived the worst of a pandemic by drawing on our own resilience and thatContinue reading “The apprentice”
What’s in it for me?
It just may be reciprocal …
Go tell …
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 …”
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!”
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 …”
Make them smile
George and I had been friends for over 30 years. I heard he wasn’t well so I made the call and you know, we picked up the conversation as if we were still in the same room. It was good to speak with him. I even had the chance of telling George how much I missedContinue reading “Make them smile”
‘How many will be there, Charlie?’ Mari asked. ‘A good mix of men and women no doubt,’ I replied. ‘Oh great, I much prefer lots of people, it makes for better value. ‘I’ll see if I can make it.’ Came the reply. Contrary to the claims of the paid-for member-driven organisations … networking is not about how manyContinue reading “Engaging”