Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all have a money tree? Well, maybe you can. But, you first have the plant the seed and water it regularly. These are the investments that you make in order to ensure your success. The question is, how many of us are willing to make that investment and the effort in so doing? I’m constantly amazed by folks who think that this all just happens magically. It’s hard work and sometimes you need to invest some funds in order to reap even greater returns. Sorry, life is like that.
So, what have you done for you lately? Have you read a self help book about your craft or attended a seminar or sat in on a webinar to help you to become better at what you have chosen to do? Are you active in the Chamber of Commerce or any kind of service group? Do you attend networking events whenever and wherever they are offered? Have you studied Social Media and Business Social Media and maybe put some of those tools to work for you? Have you taken a client to lunch or to coffee or bought them a Christmas present or is your company too cheap to pay for those and you can’t recognize the value in spending the money yourself despite the fact that you are at least partially directly compensated on your ability to bring in new business? It’s o.k. if the company wants to pay for it but, not me. Yikes! I guess you cannot afford the extra earnings. Would that be correct?
Do you go to out to lunch at least once a week with friends? Maybe have a frosty cold adult beverage after work with your buds? Does your company pay for that? No? Then why do you? Are these activities investments in your success? My guess would be …. no.
Membership in NetWorks! Boise is $25/week and is paid quarterly. For your $25 you also get a nice lunch and today that can add up to close to half of that $25. Additionally, you will be associating with other business professionals who are talking about business and helping you to increase yours. You will walk away with an average of 25-30 new pieces of business related leads or intelligence each week (as we did again today at our meeting). When you get back to your desk, you will log into our password protected web database of every lead that this group has ever shared in a meeting. You may be introduced to a guest speaker who will rock your world. It’s happened to me more than once. The initial sale on one of those occasions was over $350,000. Of course, those kind of numbers are unusual but they can and do happen. They have to happen to somebody. It might as well be you (smile).
Please go to the “What They Say About Networks” page on this site and see what our members think of us. Then go to my LinkedIn Profile and scroll down the page to “recommendations” to see even more. After doing that, please tell me again why $25 a week is too much to invest in your success.
I’m feeling a little “randy” today. Feels good (smile). Must be my new Pandora customized radio station playing the background. Listening to a little Led Zep right now (smile).
Thanks for visiting!
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