I know that it isn’t easy to get started when you don’t know anyone, or you ‘feel tapped out’ with your contacts. I’d like to give you some advice and tips on how to work through these blocks and make connection to help grow your business in new areas.
Watch Your Thoughts
What we think, we manifest outloud. If you’re struggling with FEAR of reaching out…ask yourself “what if I had an open coffee catch up where I felt more relaxed?”
“what if I went to a networking function and made new contacts & connections?”
I hear a lot of “I don’t KNOW anyone!” “no one wants to hold classes!” “I can’t get anyone to enrol!”
Watch your thoughts. They verabilse and that is what you start believing.
So start challenge your thoughts with actions. Flipping them on their heads and moving forward. Think “out and wide” “authentic connection” “have fun and share” “collaborate”
Set intentions around what you want to attract. The type of users and leaders on your team. Focusing on the types of relationships that you want to create and align with.
Focus on Partnership
This is a big one for those breaking into a new area. If you are in a new area reach out to like-minded professionals to partner with. Run a yoga class and incorporate your product, work along side a naturopath to do a joint workshop together.
They may not be part of your team initially, but what you’re doing is working alongside each other to raise brand awareness and interlink each others contacts. Collaboration is increased vibration. So collaborate and approach new leads with the idea of partnering together.
Ask your team to hold classes for you
If you are building within a company that works well with classes, workshops and/or gatherings then seize each class to book classes off of classes. It is crucial to have the dates/times when you are free prestned easily for those to book.
Key is to be clear about when you’re ready and book in at classes already doing.
Get a hobby
Yes! The best way to meet people is to focus on authentic connection. We ALL hate being sold to, so stop. Instead focusing on creating long-lasting and integrated relationships with people. Not only will it be good for you to have a hobby, but it will also help to expand your potential networks. Especially in a new town or area. Get to be part of the local community.
Join a networking business group
I have found this really insightful and interesting to do. It has helped me see the parallels of traditional business owners as well as my own unique areas working in network marketing. I simply googled to see if there were any local networking groups. This again is a great way to expand your contacts. In addition to learning more and more about business.
Have open classes / coffee catch-ups
I know that a lot of people get nervous about having open public classes. But, do it. Even if it’s just an coffee chat somewhere. Even if no one comes, you have time to have a cuppa and do work. Best it that people start to see you holding regular meet-ups, lurk and then come and ask what is going on.
When I started building my six-figure network marketing business I knew about 5 people from my job in the town I was in. Both my husband and I hadn’t grown up where we were living. I just decided that I wanted to make a business. I opened myself up to the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur steadfastly aligned with my why.
It takes commitment, positive thinking and forward progress always. Focusing in authentic connection and collaboration.
What are some of your tips?