How Doing Everything Yourself is Going to Get Nothing Done
What causes most businesses to fail is a leader who cannot let go; who cannot delegate and doesn’t trust others. The same goes for people, most people fail because they don’t ask for help. They try to learn everything themselves and they block their opportunities by closing themselves in.
Other people can help you in a multitude of ways.
I want to share some with you, ways that have helped me and have made a difference in my life.
Your contacts are one of your most important assets.
I can proudly say that I have never been unemployed. Whenever I decided to change jobs, I let my friends know and they used their contacts to help me get new job offers.
I continuously get job offers from friends and their friends. I have been given many opportunities to grow by meeting new people and have started different projects with contacts.
Building a network will make a big difference in your life. Social media can make this even easier, using Facebook and LinkedIn keep you in touch with people you otherwise might not have time for.
Remember, the most important part of building a network is sustaining it.
I have a rule for myself; “Call at least one friend (contact) every day and send one an email.”
By doing this I keep my social life alive and keep my network strong.
This method was taught to me by Brian Tracy in his book “Maximum Achievement”.
Building a group of likeminded people, with complementary abilities and meeting once a month (for example) to discuss each other’s projects and give feedback, is a great method.
If you need help with marketing, you talk to the ones with marketing as a specialty, if your problem is with economics, talk to those people.
You will get feedback on your ideas, give feedback to others and know that no one in the group is going to steal your ideas or try to ruin your opportunities since you are all there to help each other improve as a group.
If you can successfully build a mastermind group, you can be sure of your coming success.Continued on the next page