Free Tips for Real Success
I have spent a career connecting people and opportunity. These 101 Tips capture the essence of a lifetime of creating powerful and permanent business relationships. But they will do you no good unless you read them and then take action to implement the same. Nolan Bushnell, founder of Atari and Chuck-E-Cheese wrote a recent book entitled “Finding the Next Steve Jobs.” It it he makes this strong observation:
“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”
Well- I am asking you to get out of the shower, read these tips and begin implementing them TODAY. You may be saying to yourself, Dave – that’s easy for you to say. You have 25,000 people in your network. Let me share with you my secret: It has been simply a matter of creating a daily habit to connect with people and then follow up — and doing so simply One Day at a time One Contact at a time.
I am reminded of a favorite story. While flying within the Arctic Circle, a female bush pilot encountered bad weather. She had no option but to crash-land her plane. With no means of transportation, she was desperate to get to a place of safety. Armed with a few supplies from the wreckage of the plane, she began to hike her way out. The nearest outpost was some 600 miles away. She knew the only way to survive was to make it to this station, on foot. Determined, and with dwindling supplies, bad weather, dangerous conditions and even frozen ground, she walked the 600 miles arriving at her destination. When asked by the people in the hospital how she was able to overcome the brutal conditions and walk the 600 miles, her response was simple but deeply instructional. “I didn’t walk 600 miles. I walked one mile, six hundred times.”
The same is true with building a powerful, actionable business network. You do it one day at a time, one contact at a time and in a year you will look back and find you have added 1000 new people to your network and you will be happy you made the effort.