Who, Who, WHO...
While I was preparing some ideas for the monthly “Conversations with Chen” at the end of the month, I got into an interesting conversation that I wanted to share with you.
Here it is in short...
There...I said it.
Why? Because traditional “networking” is all about what you can get from others. It’s too “me, me, me” orientated which may have worked in the old economy but most people can see through this approach. (You get that feeling...*shakes*)
In the new education era, it’s important to give before you receive. It’s important to plant seeds for a community and connect with a genuine interest in people.
It’s important to know what information you can give away that will lead people down your path to purchase.
Because if you deliver your information in a structured way, it allows you to meet people at the level they are at.
“But Chen, it’s about WHO you know?”
Listen, I know many people go to these networking events to get their name out there, while others are there to prospect for new customers.
Look, I get it. I’ve been there myself. And if you are starting out, I recommend you get to a few of these events but go and share your best stuff.
Networking is an important communication skill for leaders and your ability to connect and engage people in conversation will reflect your ability to convert them to action.
I’m going to be very honest with you and tell you something that no one is going to say...not to your face anyway.
It’s a little secret that experts who play on the higher level know and rarely share...but I feel it’s important you know the truth, so here it is:
“It’s not WHO you know these days, it’s WHO knows you...”
Read that carefully...again.
In the old days, it was true that WHO you knew would open doors of opportunity for you. And while that still remains true in some areas, a better strategy is to great results and have people talking about you.
How do I know?
Because that’s how I’ve helped build some of the biggest brands and personalities. When you get results, the market will demand more of you.
So instead of getting distracted with all the opportunities available, stay focused on getting great results in ONE area.
The industry is filled with too many people who are trying to sell the story of ONE success...the old zero to hero story which is often filled with holes.
And the holes magnify the higher they climb because they are desperate to make as much money as possible before someone “exposes” them.
Don’t do it. A marathon isn’t won in one continuous sprint. You must strategize, pace yourself and be willing to complete the race. (i.e do the work.)
Last week, I told you about my brand new “Clarity with Chen” program. I’m currently in pre-launch mode as I prepare some great information to help you position, package and promote your core message.
In each of the modules, I want to help you uncover your FIRST step, NEXT step and BIG step. I can assure you that just one breakthrough will be worth the whole cost of the program.
I promise you will make more progress and see real results sooner as all I will do is magnify what’s already in you. Are you up for the challenge?
If you procrastinate, you will get results slowly. If you are an implementer, you will see tangible results faster. If you need a kick up the bum, then a size 14 will be coming your way...
Why? Because this isn’t a mass produced coaching or mentoring program that confuses you with more bright shiny objects.
This isn’t about adding to the complexity, but finding simplicity and distinctions that allow you to develop and deliver your core message to the marketplace.
You see, I’ve been involved in coaching and mentoring programs before and I’ve never seen mediocrity rise above excellence.
Here’s why: the successful people are usually successful before they entered the environment. (But Shhhh, don’t tell anyone that...)
So this is about creating your own personal environment for productivity, performance and profitability.
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If you have enjoyed Conversations with Chen, then I encourage you to work one on one with me. It will allow you to discover and liberate that greatness within you.
Get on board and build strong foundations that will support and guide you for the rest of you life.
This is not another junk food experience. Enough! It's time to align your values with your actions so that you can experience the joy of alignment.
Live Your Legacy,
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