Thoughts from Sandye Linnetz, Systems Goddess, Process Prodigy
Ya simply gotta have a plan. Sorry, that's the way it is. You know how the experts tell you that you should never go to the super market without a list? There's a reason for that. Without a list you will most likely either buy a bunch of stuff you don't need or forget some of the things you do need.
It works pretty much the same way with your business. Plan before you go... Before you attend a seminar, go into any meeting or mixer; create an agenda. What do you want to get out of it? What is your objective? Ask yourself what the best case scenario would be and what you want to achieve by being wherever you are. What will it take to walk away feeling successful?
Do you go to networking meetings for the free coffee or to grow your business? Do you meet with potential clients to make new friends or to grow your business? And what about seminars? Are you looking for entertainment or to come away with two or three new ideas that will either solve a current problem or, dare I say it, GROW YOUR BUSINESS?
How will you know if that meeting, seminar or mixer was a success; unless you are clear about what you wanted to get out of it? And here's the zinger, folks... when you go with a clear intention, results happen. Knowing what you want to get out of any experience will go a long way toward getting you there. You can get "there" because you prepare - mentally and, if you're serious about your success, physically. You'll look and feel your best and have everything you need readily available.
So, what's your "there"? Are you shooting to get new clients? Looking to build your data base? Collect business cards? Increase your worth in the market place?Whatever purpose you have in mind, focusing on it, will move you in the right direction... move you to action. With a clear result in mind you will figure out how to get there. And then, my friends, everyone will know you're "there"!
Â© 2007 Beth Schneider.
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