Today was a day dominated by lack of focus and drive. HATE when that happens. Today was tough for me. I woke up and everything was fine but as the day wore on I just couldn't get it together or stay focused. Luckily I had prepared last night and had a checklist ready. As I went through the day, I continued to check off the list piece by piece. And though I worked slow, I got it all done. That was the key to marginal success today. Would love to hear any tips that have helped productivity in the past. These days will come sometimes and quitting half way through is not an option. Gotta power through one way or another. Hopefully I don't have too many of those days future. But the preparation was the answer this time. That's all I got. Have a great one!
Wanting to talk about networking today through a brief story...
Made a call a few days ago to a contact that I've been staying in touch with and he said to me "Hey man! Your ears must've been burning because I was just talking about you." I said "That's great! But why?" He said "I have a client that is looking for someone with some business development and sales experience and I think you'd be a good fit." A couple days later I took the meeting. After hearing about it, I'm not sure if works for me. However, the point is, my contact thought of me for this opportunity because I had stayed in touch. Let this be a reminder that networking works. So when you don't feel like doing it or you're tired or you don't think it's worth it...it's worth it. You never know what you may be missing. That's my $.02. See you out there!
As I am building a business, as many of you are, sometimes we get focused on the fun stuff like marketing, sales and networking! Then you have to deal with the not so fun stuff like book-keeping, etc. However, even the perceived mundane tasks or information can turn out to be, if nothing else, informative and important. I joined my local Chamber of Commerce and found myself in a Governmental Affairs Committee meeting and to say the least, it was eye-opening. Lots of topics I didn't know I didn't know. So not to get long-winded, I would definitely recommend getting involved with an organization, like a Chamber of Commerce, and learn a thing or two about a thing or two. Even just the general knowledge is nice to have. That's it! Talk to you real soon!