Networking Nuggets from Client Connections
Helping You Connect With Confidence                         June 10, 2011 
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I got a pretty pointed reminder yesterday of the benefits of stepping up to face a scary situation.


I was doing a role-play as part of Pat Schuler's Kick Butt Sales Training.  I hate role-plays, and I'd already whined about doing it. Pat, who is both a good friend and a gifted business-development coach, lovingly told me to suck it up and do the damn role play.


So I did.


The results?  

  • I had two of the participants on the call express great interest in the new program I described in the role play.
  • I realized that the content of the program feels extremely solid - even more than I had thought.
  • I realized I was coming from a place of service, confidence, and power as I was speaking.
  • I was so energized by the whole process that I got my desk and inbox completely cleaned after the call was over.


There's huge value in pushing your personal envelope in order to go beyond your current thinking, your current results.  I hope the following Nuggets provide some nudges that result in a bigger envelope for you.

Tip of the Week
Challenge your old habits.  If they're not moving you forward, change them.  

Yes, easier said than done - but so worthwhile.  

Here's a case in point:  My left-handed Mastermind colleague, Cari Spears of ShirtWerks and Promotionals, used to keep her trash can to the left of her desk. Logical, yes. Efficient, no: To throw away anything, she had to turn half-way around from her primary work area.  Her brilliantly simple solution: move the trash can to the floor on the other side of her desk.  Her work now flows more easily, and her neat desk promotes both productivity and sanity.  

Great ROI for changing one little habit.
How's This for Success?   

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Beth Rubin-Gabor, principal of marketing consultancy Where It Blooms, is a great example of the rewards that come from stepping into something new - even if it requires feeling awkward or uncomfortable in the early stages.  Beth become so adept at using social media - for everything from connecting with prospects, to branding her business, to landing new clients, to adding a profitable new tool to her marketing branding and consulting services - that she's seen her business grow by over 50%.

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How often do you feel like you're your own worst enemy?

If the answer is, "Way too often," check out this powerful yet playful video.  What the Bleep Do We Know? is a "revolutionary cinematic blend of dramatic film, documentary, animation and comedy" that presents "a mind-jarring blend of Quantum Physics, spirituality, neurology and evolutionary thought."

When you're ready to explore a whole new world of possibilities, this is the film for you.
Thanks to my friend Flickr.


Here are this month's heroes who graciously allowed me to use their images, posted in the Creative Commons area of Flickr, in this issue of Networking Nuggets
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Growth is a tricky business.  

We don't grow unless we're willing to move out of our comfort zones, to take those awkward first steps that will ultimately result in a broader skill set.  The good news is this: By consistently taking baby steps out of that comfort zone, you can expand your envelope without rupturing it.

Wishing you the courage to be uncomfortable...

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