By: Eveline Pierre, Campaigner of Empowerment
As I sat down to write this article. I was in amazement: I can’t believe we are in the 4th Quarter of the year! Where did the time go? Well, it is not too late for you to stop, change and start the way you are connecting with others to affect your bottom line. I would like to share with you three tips on how to strategically do this:
1. Stop: You have to stop thinking from an area of lack or disadvantage.
What do I mean by this? You might say I am too weak, I do not have enough of money or experience. You want to meet your goals, right? It could be your health goals, sales goals or your financial goals. For example, let’s use the goal of losing 10 pounds. You may automatically think, oh I have to do this by myself no one else understands why I can’t lose the extra ten pounds, no one else sneaks chocolate at night but me. In reality, many people struggle with the same things. They are not honest enough to tell you but they do – including me.
If you sneak chocolate at night, you are “technically” an expert in that area. So why not start a “Stop sneaking and eating chocolate at night group?” You identify something you have in common with other people who sneak chocolate.
So why not use this “common thread” to your advantage by connecting with those other like-minded chocolate eating people. This may sound funny but remember we have to “Connect to Collect.” When you stop thinking from an area of lack and start thinking from area of abundance you will get better results.
2. Change what you are doing:
When you stop thinking from an area of lack and disadvantage and start thinking what you have to offer, you will automatically change what you are doing. You will change how you cultivate relationships. Did you know that cultivating relationship is compounded?
Most of you have gone to networking events to find new business. You exchange business cards, have great conversation and follow up with an email to try to get business and you stop. Growth is compounded and growing relationships is strategic. So you have to build the relationship over time to get the biggest return. What happens after a networking event where everyone passed out their cards and you have gotten cards…like 100 of them? What makes you stand out from all the other business cards that were handed out?
When you convey to the person, “what can I do to bring you business?” that would make you stand out. Always remember relationship cultivation is not a one-way street – we want the boomerang effect. What you put out is what you are going to get, but you want to “stand out” to get the maximum effect.
3. Start now!
How many of you have gone to several workshops, conferences, lunch and learns and thought to yourself, this was great information and once I get everything aligned, I am going to start?
Do you know the longer you wait to do something the less likely you will do it? So I am telling you nothing will ever fully be aligned! This is really your stuck story, oh I wish I had more time, oh I wish the kids was not too young, oh I wish I could stop eating and sneaking chocolate. I want you to get to your star story: “Something They Always Remember”!
I am not plugging NIKE ….but Just do it! Get your ipad, a piece of paper, your journal and write your very own PSE Personal Statement of Empowerment and move!
Eveline Pierre is known as the Campaigner of Empowerment, Cultural Strategist. She is a best-selling author and speaker who is committed to helping 1 million people to live life on purpose.
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