Conversations are key

I am a legend at starting up conversations. It’s another part of my Thing. I’d forgotten how good I am at this until I helped a client out recently on their exhibition stand.

My advice is to have conversations even when you don’t know where they’ll end up. Worse case: you’ll have a pleasant chat, best case: you might have a new customer.

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We all worry

We all worry about all sorts of things all the time. Sometimes we worry about the weather if we’re planning an event, and sometimes we worry about what ‘everyone else’ will think when we’re doing our Thing. Sometimes we worry about something ‘big’, and sometimes it’s seemingly small but can take over our thoughts.

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If you’re going to get wet – might as well swim

My exercise ‘Thing’ is swimming. I love to swim in an outdoor pool (not in the sea!) but there is something that I see when I am there which I don’t get.

Now, I appreciate that not everyone comes swimming to plough up and down doing laps like me but surely if you’re going to get wet—might as well swim.

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You don’t know what you know

Most people have no idea how much they know. And—even worse—they don’t know the VALUE of what they know. It’s not unusual (as Tom Jones would agree) for me to work with someone who ‘claims’ that they don’t have anything different or special to share with the world.

So what are they worried about?

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Do you really need someone else?

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Your Thing is on the end of your nose. And the thing about your Thing being on the end of your nose, is that you can’t see the end of your OWN nose. You need someone else to tell you what’s on the end of your own nose (or a mirror). And this is why I have a coach and a mentor. I ‘know’ what I want to do with my business, and where I want to take it and usually I have an answer to how to do that… doesn’t mean I can see the wood for the trees and know clearly my next steps!

Having someone else can make you doing your Thing so much easier, bigger, better, quicker, profitable and more.

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Where do you fit in?

Be clear where you ‘fit in’ to your prospect’s thought string and solution process to their problem(s).

It might be that you’re the person that they need AFTER they’ve worked with someone else. It might be that you’re the person they need FIRST or LAST with different work needing to happen after or before. And you need to tell them that. You need to make it VERY clear where you fit in as the answer to their problem.

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