TRY --- Power of Networking
As business professionals, one of the requirements of “doing business” is networking. Having been in the service business most of my working life, it has become second nature to me and many who know me would say I could be the quintessential networker.
These days there are many faces to networking: business events; organizations that tout building relationships and having others sell for you; or the proverbial “meet and greet” functions, with its casts of thousands, who stand around shaking hands and handing out business cards.
Is it going to be the networking du jour menu, where you “pick your poison,” by choosing events blindly without any strategic planning? Or should you start to strategize about what you want to accomplish with networking and which path is going to work specifically for you.
A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting Bob Beaudine, who wrote The Power of Who. Bob advises that,” You already know everyone you need to know” to get what you want and to actualize your dreams through the simple process of identifying your WHO and connecting with them.
In today’s ever changing and challenging business landscape networking has become more important than ever. Establishing mutually beneficial relationships with other business people, potential clients and/or customers is the name of the game.
How would you rate your networking endeavors? Are you networking in smart and strategic ways or are you just collecting business cards that are only good for collecting dust?
Power of Living on the Edge
Two years ago I had the opportunity to visit friends in New Mexico, as well as seeing some of the most beautiful landscape this country has to offer.
My friends are motorcycle enthusiasts and having never ridden on the back of or driven one, and feeling especially adventuresome, I decided to be daring and go for a spin. Wow, what an experience even though I felt tentative and a bit nervous at first, I didn’t let my fears get in the way of doing what I truly wanted to experience and I am grateful for that.
Zipping along the open road I felt liberated and free; and giddy about doing something that felt like I was “living on the edge” with the wind blowing in my face and my heart racing in time with the sound of the motor.
Helen Keller’s quote “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing” sums up my motorcycle experience and how I plan to live my future life.
How many of us live life day to day, not ever challenging ourselves only seeking a comfort zone that makes us feel warm and fuzzy but doesn’t help us make the changes we might need in order to move forward?
Imagine what your life would be like if you chose to “live on the edge” and what does living on the edge actually mean? I think each of us has to give their meaning to this. For me, it meant taking the motorcycle ride even though I was fearful and shaking or stepping up to the plate knowing that I am walking on the edge of the precipice and could easily fall over.
In those split seconds, we get to decide how we want to live and what gifts we might glean from our choices. In today’s challenging business landscape we might glean a new confidence that we never thought we had and how could that help if we are interviewing for a job or starting a new venture?
My sense is that life is throwing quite a number of curve balls these days, whether personally or professionally and those of us that are able to catch them are ahead of the game and will continue to achieve their goals and reach their personal best.
Go ahead, do one thing that will make you say: “I am living my life on the edge” and see what doors open for you.
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PCC, Professional Certified Coach (ICF Accreditation), CPCC, Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, (CTI Trained), ORSC Organization & Relationship Systems Coaching (CRR Training)
NLP Master Practitioner (Neuro-Linguistic Program Training)
For more than a decade, Terry Yoffe has guided business professionals, entrepreneurs and those transitioning careers to achieve greater success in their lives. Drawing from her own personal and professional experience helps her to understand firsthand the challenges and fears associated with making changes.
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As a business coach, Terry helps executive and entrepreneurial clients maximize their talents and achieve their full potential by focusing from the inside out. Throughout the coaching partnership, Terry helps clarify goals and develop a plan to attain them. Her clients are exclusively professionals who want to improve their effectiveness at work and/or home
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