If you’ve been keeping up with my Comfort Zone Project, you saw that I took a big step for myself and hosted an event for women in business. Well, I’ve actually taken it up a notch and I host this same event every month. I invite women in business, this particular meet up is focused toward women in direct sales because that is my other business I operate!
Sounds great right, but what’s it to ya if you’re half way around the world right?!
Well, I have decided to extend a virtual invite to you by posting the best of what we discussed at our meetings!
Don’t ya just love the internet?! Woo for technology!
So without further ado; enjoy tips from meeting one!
Something that I get asked a lot and is a hot topic in any business is, how do you grow your network?
This is obviously a very important topic in business for many reasons!
– No one wants to be the nag, no one wants to be the sales person that wears out their friends and family for sales!
– Your friends and family aren’t made of money… well maybe they are, but a good business is going to run on more than just a close circle of customers. You want to constantly be bringing in new customers or clients, while maintaining your current base.
– It’s fun! Maybe I’m just the crazy lady here, but I think it’s fun to gain new customers and clients! I think it’s fun to introduce something you’re passionate about to a new person!
And the list could go on and on! So how do you gain these new people and are they out there?
Of course they are out there! This sounds kind of silly but I honestly had this fear when I started my business that I would run out of people to market to. It’s not going to happen!
Do you know how many people there are in this world?! It’s absurd how many people you can really connect with.. actually pretty overwhelming for an introvert like myself! But trust me, you are not going to hit a dead end on connections and if you do that’s when the next part comes in!
So that burning question, how do I make new connections?!
It’s simple really, you’re just not looking at it from the right angle. You have to find your sweet spot, your secret sauce, your zone of genius. And that is where you will find your new connections. There are so many trainings to drown in and so many methods to learn but at the end of the day it’s about taking what you’ve learned and applying it to you. What will work for you? Try and fail over and over again until you succeed.
Some tips for you:
– Think about your past experience, how can you translate that into a new method?
– How can you get creative on a worn out method?
– What are you really, really good at? And how can you translate that into finding results?
– What have you not tried?
Thinking outside of the box is key to expanding your network, once you start getting creative the results will follow!