New Year, New Year’s Resolution: New Networking Goals
By nyctregion13831870, Jan 8 2018 02:33AM
If I told you that according to a recent study a measly 8% of people tasted victory as they rang in the New Year by keeping their New Year’s Resolution, would you still make one? Chances are you would because after all, you don’t fall into that 92% who gave up mid-February. You are an entrepreneur. You are a self motivated, determined, and persistent. You finish what you start. You know that most New Year’s Resolutions fail because people tend to set too many goals and want instant success. They treat their resolution like a sprint instead of a marathon that lasts all year and tend to set goals that add no real value to their lives. They don’t equip themselves with the tools they need to accomplish their goals and that’s just not you!
As you reflect on last year and prepare for next year, set a New Year’s Resolution that will keep your business healthy and thriving in 2018 - set a networking goal. To insure success be specific with your goal. Evaluate your current networking and identify where you could improve and then create a networking road map that will help you achieve your goal.
Do you need to increase the number of people you meet?
o Often we get complacent with networking. It becomes a routine: rinse, lather, and repeat.
o Joining a networking organization like Master Networks will help you broaden your circle of influence.
o Look at a calendar and select a few key events. Who are you going to target at these events? Be specific with your goal for each networking event.
o As the year continues, set a larger goal each month.
Do you need to improve your follow up?
o Continue to follow up throughout the year. One of the most efficient ways to follow up is using a Customer Relationship Management tool like Next Level Suite.
o Categorize people into certain groups. This allows you to stay in meaningful contact with people throughout the year.
By equipping yourself with the right tools throughout the year, you will be 8% that tastes victory as you ring in 2019. Make 2018 the year of networking success!