Networking Nuggets from Client Connections
Helping You Connect With Confidence                            July 1, 2011 
Kath the Connector
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I had one of those long, involved, yucky dreams last night where something really obnoxious happened, and I wanted to make it un-happen now.  Didn't work.


It got me to thinking that sometimes things just aren't going to happen on my timetable - and I can handle it.


Not that that's an excuse for not doing everything I can do to achieve my goal.  After all, if I don't make the effort, how can I really expect to reap any rewards?  Optimism is good; living in Fairy-Tale Land is not good.


On the other hand, when I've done everything I can think of to get where I want to go, sometimes I just get to let things unfold at their own pace - even though it might be a lot slower than mine.  


Acting on this realization is what a friend of mine calls an AFGO: another flippin' growth opportunity.  Yippee.


If you're fortunate enough to be in the acting phase of things, rather than the waiting-on-the-Universe-to-produce-my-goal phase, I trust that the following Nuggets will help you move more confidently.

Tip of the Week
Be consistent.  Work on your high-impact activities every day.
Think of the last time you were a "weekend warrior" and did something intensely physical for the first time in a long while. Muscles were really sore afterwards, weren't they?
The same thing happens in business.  Trying to blitz working a major project, or working in fits and starts, accomplishes little other than mental and emotional fatigue.  It certainly slows down the achievement of whatever you're working toward.

Consistency is queen.
How's This for ANTI-Success?   

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My writing partner, Cindy, recently received an e-mail that could serve as the poster child for how NOT to market your business.


 What made it so horrible?  The sender:

  • failed to personalize the e-mail with a "Dear Cindy" greeting
  • obviously was doing a mass mailing, since he used an incredibly generic statement of "we met at a networking event" to explain why Cindy got the e-mail
  • he then invited her to help him promote his workshop by forwarding the e-mail to her connections
Can you say "clueless and self-absorbed"?

(BTW, if you want a good laugh break, you can check out Cindy's scathing yet hilarious commentary on her experience.)
A Really Good Resource

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My favorite new picker-upper is something called "Notes From the Universe", published by New York Times best-selling author Mike Dooley.

I've elected to have these gems delivered to my inbox daily, but you can choose to get them less frequently, if that works better for you.

If you appreciate the brevity of this Nuggets newsletter, you'll be amazed and delighted with Notes From the Universe.  The longest Note I've gotten so far has been six lines long.  Fabulous!
Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this week's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
skull and crossbones by Simon Strandgaard
light bulb by aloshbennett
Reflecting on how I'm currently combining "doing" with "waiting", I realize that, in general, I'm pleased with the way I'm taking the important steps to be/do/have bigger in my own business AND with how I can actually muster some patience to wait for results.  (Huh, me showing patience; go figure.)

Wishing you huge success in balancing action with letting go...

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