(warning! this is a mindset one, if you are looking for niche marketingÂ specifics tune in tomorrow for another exciting episode)Â
I am on a mission to grow. To gain new insights and experiences and to find out more about EVERYTHING. I am also working on getting a life, but that is another post!Â
This morning I went to my Internet Friends Mastermind (that is not the offical name of the group, just how I think of them). While on the way there, I was thinking about how much I enjoy talking with people who share the same passion for internet marketing that I do. We chat about what great books we have read, the sites that we have visited and technologies that can help us succeed in business. Because we are different people with different interests, there are always new things that I learn and new things I am able to share.
Yesterday I went to lunch with my Realtor buddy Lori Crawford and Ginger Perkins (a big dog agent out of Tampa) who was gracious enough to share her experiences in the business with us. It was two hours of wonderfully interesting conversation with a woman who has had tremendous success in Real Estate, and who operates her business in a very professional manner. I was honored that she took the time to talk with us and got about 5 great action items to implement in my business immediately. My top insight came at the end when we were milling around in the lobby getting ready to go – I am the rainmaker, leave me alone, I am making rain!
Next week I am going to spend 2 days at a conference that I was asked to attend because I have a personality profile that has a “dynamic, impatient style that is relatively self-controlled and ambitious, but also possessing effective social abilities that can be expected to come to the fore in informal, open situations.” Basically what that means is that when I am working I become immersed and growl at anyone that comes too near BUT that when I am ready to be done I can go back to being nice to other humans. I am not sure what I am going to learn but am excited to find out! Another bonus to this is that I am going to be spending time with one of my favorite people who shares my single minded focus and who is truly a tremendously interesting person!
I am listening to the E Myth Revisited, reading Realtor and Marketing magazines (and a mystery novel) and working on finding more opportunites to hang out with inspiring and interesting people. I do not spend ANY time with people who are interested in whining about how bad the market is or how they can't get ahead or what bad luck they have. I boss my friends around and make them do things I think are best for them (it is a MIRACLE I have any friends!)
My wish for you (my 11 loyal blog readers…:) is that you
- Start something you have been putting off because you don't know EXACTLY how to do it
- Talk to someone that you admire or tell them that you admire them AND
- Vow to enrich your life by spending your time with interesting people who add to your life
Don't worry about how you can't do it or that you don't have the time, just start today and surround yourself with wonderful people. Don't think about it, just do it! Sign up for a class, invite someone to lunch, invite yourself to a mastermind, read a book (or 3). In the immortal words of Yoda, “Do or do not, there is no try”.