It’s easy to get frustrated when you are in business. There are so many factors that are out of your control try as you might. One of the ways to circumvent when you hit a wall is to - get out there! Expand your contacts. Go to events. Meet everyone you can. Talk to everyone and pay attention. Sometimes someone who seems to be random will say the exact thing that will set you on a new course. Especially when you own your own business or work remotely it’s so easy to get isolated. When the world shrinks its hard to get inspired. It’s hard to think of new ways of doing things.
This happened to me recently. I was going back to the same pool and not getting the results I needed. So I said - “the heck with it” and I went to a networking event a friend who is in real estate was giving. I knew I had nothing in common with those folks but it would be a good distraction and get me out of my rut.
I got there when it was in full swing and I saw several people I had known from leads groups I had belonged to a year ago. It was so nice to see some friendly faces. I had a beer and went around and renewed old acquaintances not expecting anything but some fun.
And, it was fun. However, in the course of that event I received an offer to give a talk to a chamber of commerce on PITCH U 8 Week Intensive and a connection that would help someone I was connected with sell a valuable property. Plus I reconnected with some old friends.
That evening inspired me so much that the day I signed up to go to several other networking and social events. Now, I know all this but like everyone else I forgot and let my world get too small. It’s that old thing - if you do the same things you’ll get the same results. We all have to keep relearning things. The good news is that the time between getting stuck and getting unstuck gets shorter and shorter.
So, get out there. Find new resources, new people, new events, new ideas and have some fun in the process.
So get out there! Meet new people. Engage in conversations. Listen for ideas. Get inspired and get out of your rut.
PITCH U 8 Week Intensive can help you get out of your rut with investors, strategic partners and important clients. Join us Feb. 1st and get started!
My best to you,