With Eyes on the prize

We continue to keep the focus on the engagement this Wednesday 24th June, 12.30 as we follow the familiar format through introductions, support, lead and referral. Otherwise, please join us via Zoom for network connections on any Wednesday as we move through July-August.  More information may be found in the link below. Alternatively, the veryContinue reading “With Eyes on the prize”

That glittering prize …

Living by the coast, I spend much of my spare time along the shore-line. The combination of energy by the sea, oxygen in abundance, space, the solitude and of course, the dog are a great combination for inspiration. I inadvertently scour the shoreline for washed-ashore treasure. Just fragments of colour glistening amongst the sand andContinue reading “That glittering prize …”

WLTM … ROFL

Hear that? I’d been summoned, that familiar contraption by my side hails me. ‘Pinged’ again. I’d just been ‘messaged,’ ‘alerted,’ ‘distracted,’ with an enquiry through social media. The diversion had come from Murray, he was wanting to know a little more of what ‘it’ was all about. How he might share in this referral networkContinue reading “WLTM … ROFL”

Dream on

So Doug said that I was only looking out for myself, lining my own pockets and that I really only make ‘it’ all up as I go along … There are times when hearing a declaration such as this that I deny all knowledge, refute the evidence and argue until I was almost ‘blue inContinue reading “Dream on”

Risk and the dogsbody

“Chief, cook and bottle washer. Risk taker, dogsbody, that’s me, Charlie …” That’s just the way it goes when you are working as a sole trader Ben, we start and go forward with ‘the plan,’ right? Look at it this way … Every big business started as a smaller business. There is always a timeContinue reading “Risk and the dogsbody”

Your story?

So, what’s your story? How do you, stick in the mind? All around us media often appears full of ‘stuff’ that’s intended ~ just for you ~ right at those ‘peak times,’ perhaps that ‘stuff’ hits you just before you jump in the car and head off to the office? Over the car radio or during lunchContinue reading “Your story?”

Don’t mention Vicar

The conversation was going nicely until I mentioned the Vicar. My colleague Helen has a well established stained glass business when the conversation naturally turned to business referral. ‘Would you like an introduction to the Vicar, Helen?’ ‘No.’ Came her curt reply, the ecclesiastic world is not my market, I prefer to provide my servicesContinue reading “Don’t mention Vicar”

Comfortable vs remarkable

‘Hey Charlie, I think I’m getting comfortable with this networking ‘thing’ now. I do understand when you say that it’s all about spending time, being familiar with the expectation, you’re right, it takes a while.’ Good things take time Ben … the key is to stay the course and following through. ‘Well, I’m managing the routineContinue reading “Comfortable vs remarkable”

Hey good looking … smile

It’s January … you are dreading the call to the local Networking soirée. Are you the kind of person wishing there was an easy way to break the ice and so avoid those uncomfortable silences prior the feeling of … ‘I can relax now.’ Smile, you are certainly not alone. Study the following FORM GuideContinue reading “Hey good looking … smile”