I posted this last year this time and I decided to revise it and partially repeat it.
In looking back on the year, some people count their revenues at the end of the year. Some reflect on their successes. Others appreciate their family and friends. And many feel the reward, psychically.
Some talk about it. Some write about it. Some preach it. Some smile inwardly.
This has a been a very good year: my second book has opened many new doors for me, my first book is still going strong, with lots of calls from people who read me and want to learn more.
I am invited to speak at ever more stand-out organizations, coaching ever more senior level clients, adding well-regarded companies/firms who want my group training, and of course, the support of friends and family in all of the above.
The challenge of building a business in a noisy world is exciting.
Daily I think back on how I am able to meet, cajole, and monetize the enjoyment I reap from my work.
It’s a ride indeed. Mostly it’s an adrenaline rush. Yes, there are disappointments. But the overwhelming majority of the time, things are meant to be and what goes around comes around. It’s true!
Like the pending writing assignments to my core audiences, on my desk, in various states of completion, this time to Canadian attorneys, and to UK entrepreneurs, which I have to finish up. Both came directly out of the blue from someone who appreciated my thoughts when reading an earlier online article in one case, or perusing my book in a big city public library, in the other.
Like the podcast coming out in January in which I speak how I handle and manage clients so it does not become an opportunity for (soft) conflict, in both my industries, how I communicate, overly, honestly from my POV, in a recorded talk with a mediation expert on her budding new podcast series. Indeed my pleasure to help her launch!
I network, connect and collaborate–it’s in my DNA (and my company name).
Or said another way, my network is my net worth. I can’t enumerate the value. I just know it is huge.
Is yours? Make your network work (not a typo) so much more rewarding in 2019, as a resolution, if I may suggest one.