I’m kinda shy.
I’m also an introvert, so putting myself out there isn’t easy.
I’d much rather hang out at home with my dogs working away on my computer than reach out to other people and risk embarrassment, rejection, confrontation – you know – all the “people-y” things that my imagination conjures up to stall the whole reaching out process.
Don't get me wrong; I love people, it's just easier to speak to one or two at a time than it is hundreds, thousands, or more.
None of my natural tendencies to keep to myself ("hide" sounds so dramatic!) help when marketing myself and my business; so I push myself out of my comfort zone every single day.
It's my practice to do something every day to move my business forward, but the key to success is not only taking action toward your goals but taking the right action.
I hate to break it to you (and myself) but 99% of the time the right action is reaching out to others. After all, if you don’t, nobody will know who you are, what you do, or why they should care.
There’s always a silver lining to every cloud, and the silver lining associated with reaching out to living, breathing, people is that you’ll increase your business success exponentially.
Oh, and, all those things my imagination conjures up rarely, if ever, happen.
It’s settled then; we’re going to reach out to people and ask for what we want! But, HOW should we go about doing it?
Success in business and life comes down to relationships. We've all heard the adage "It's not what you know, it's who you know," right?
That underscores the importance of relationships.
The following tips will help you build relationships and leverage them:
I challenge you to consider that even the seasoned entrepreneurs and industry leaders can use some fresh ideas. Don't hesitate to approach someone based on their status, just make sure you show respect first.
Build a relationship:
There you have it! I hope you put these tips into action and watch as your business grows just because you asked.
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