Let’s face it, we all dread the end of the year. Not only does it mean that we have holidays quickly approaching, but we also have to do our yearly business reviews and prepare our business plans for the next year. Many of us try to avoid reviewing our business’s progress for the past year by trying to begin business planning and goal setting immediately. What you will find by doing this is that your business plans and goals will either a) be unrealistic or b) be too small. If you spend the time and commit to really analyzing and reviewing your year’s business goals, budget, and growth, then you can make realistic goals and actually see those goals achieved throughout next year.
A new black lab mix puppy was at the shelter – recently dumped there by someone that didn’t want him anymore. A sweet boy that needs a family of his own.
Another good option for some business professionals is to have a popular sports bar cater to them. Maybe you decided to get food for the entire office? With fair prices, good food, and the ability to serve many, catering is a great idea. Not everyone has the time to leave the office, so when lunch time comes around, let the lunch come to everyone in the office. This can work for any type of Website professional setting or activity, large, or small.
One of the other tasks that I recommend that you as part of this step is to practice the delivery of your questions. I also recommend that you commit your questions to memory before meeting with these Target people. The reason you should do this practice is to ensure that your delivery of the questions is natural rather than being staged. I strongly encourage you to ask a colleague to help you master these questions and to practice how you deliver them during a networking function.
The more these sweet faces are circulated, the better their odds of finding new homes. Your efforts do make a difference and you can literally help to save a life.
For example, your target architect maybe a member of Rotary so your plan that you are developing maybe to find a way through your current network to join the same Rotary Group that your target architect is a member of. In your plan you may identify that you will go to four meetings and introduce yourself four times before asking to have coffee with this person or to meet at some other function to get to know them more intimately.
The second obstacle most people are getting stuck with is the fear of not being successful or sometimes the fear of being successful. It is important that your desire and goals must be stronger than your fears. Don’t give up.
To summarize, if you wish to become your own boss and be a success you are going to need to take the responsibility and make the relevant sacrifices to achieve your goal and fulfill your true potential.