Someone asked me today how to know what to do first, next, and when. This was followed by the next question, how do you manage the overwhelm of choices and options? Where do you find the balance or harmony in it all?
Are you wasting your time networking for sales?
If that is your sole objective, the answer is YES. You are.
What is networking anyway? It’s become is another ill-defined word to capture word of mouth marketing, business by referral, leads group involvement, and so much more. We speak the word assuming others understand what we are talking about. Let’s get clear here.
Start well – Reinvent now
When I launched my current company in 2002, one of the best business strategies I employed to accelerate my launch was to create an advisory board. This scared me to death because I felt ill equipped to afford each professional’s expertise but I desperately wanted to succeed with my new idea. You see, after a failure in my first business launch I’d built my second organization to 1/2 million under the umbrella of a national brand. You know the deal, for myself but not by myself.
Universal truth: There will always be too much to do and too little time to get it all done.
Time is a resource to steward, manage, and leverage. Time is money. Time is time. When building a company we commonly think of profit margins yet rarely think of creating time margins. As you consider monetizing your strengths this year let me share a practice that has served me well.
We survived the 12/21/12 world’s end prophesied by the Mayan’s.
The fiscal cliff looms. The world tilts on a regular basis as events reveal we can’t quite put our minds around. Time is precious and it is time for some truth telling. Are you ready for some “behind the curtain” conversation? You know, the stuff I reserve for my friends and clients?
- Date: Thursday, January 10th, 2013
- Location: Beaverton Round Executive Suites, 12725 Southwest Millikan Way #300, Beaverton (Westside right off the MAX line)
- January 15th, 2013, 11:30am – 12:30pm
- Location: Google Hangouts! New – Join us for a face to face virtual chat.
(Plan to come early to make sure all the set up on your end works before 11:30am PST )