The Ignite Your Market Weekly Challenge’s goal is to create simple but powerful actions that you can do each week that will help you:
- Identify your market and opportunities.
- Connect with your client and prospects.
- Ignite your markets and your businesses.
THIS WEEK’S IGNITE YOUR MARKET CHALLENGE: CONNECT!
It is so easy this time of year to hibernate like a bear; particularly for those of us who live in places where winter means subzero temperatures, snow, freezing rain and whatever else mother nature wants to throw at us. It is also easy to get focused on the “doing” in our business and forget to get out and interact with other important people.
This week I was walking through a supermarket and I bumped into a colleague from a networking group. When she asked where I’d been, I did a bit of a double take since I’m very active in this particular group. It reminded me of the old saying “out of sight, out of mind”. I’d missed a few events since the beginning of the year and she’d missed a few events at the end of last year. In her mind, it had been months since I’d been around.
It got me thinking about who I haven’t connected with in a while and who I wanted to put on my “let’s catch up list”.
Who do you need to catch up with? A past client, a lead, or a business associate? When will you do it?
This week’s Ignite Your Market Challenge is to pick 2 to 3 people to connect with over the next 2 weeks. Remember there are many ways to connect with someone, you can connect in person, go for a coffee or a lunch. Another more time effective way to connect is a 30 minute “catch up” call. I often use ZOOM Video Conferencing to have a virtual coffee meeting, it is free for meeting under 40 minutes, works on all platform (desktop, Smartphone or tablet) and you don’t need to spend time driving.
Who will you reach out and connect with this week? Please share you commitment below.