Working for yourself isn’t all hammocks and Mai Tais, at least not when you first start. You will get there. You will! But right off the bat, you need to put on your running shoes and get down the business of making cash. You are sourcing your gifts and leveraging your strengths to build a business. And, to build a business, you need to get out there. Yes, you can find customers anywhere but the one place you won’t find them is in your cozy home office with your dog at your feet. Your dog is great, but what you need to be in front of are humans – real humans who have real cash to give you. This is where too many entrepreneurs slip up a bit. They don’t get out there! They don’t hop on planes to educate themselves. They don’t involve themselves in their communities and put themselves out there face-to-face. That’s where real relationships are built. Instead, they stay at home and hope the Internet will bring them leads, when its both online and offline marketing that will deliver the one-two punch they need to really grow their lists.
When you wake up in the morning, put on your running shoes and get out there! 20 contacts a day – that is your goal. Make sure you are equiped with business cards and something to take an order with – the business is out there. You just need to go get it! If you aren’t out there meeting them, someone else is and someone else is putting your cash in their pocket. It’s not a comfortable thought. The only way to get comfortable is to get out there and build your business!
What are you doing today to put on your running shoes and meet new people? I want to hear from you!