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“Curving back within myself I create again and again.” –
The Bhagavad Gita
You have the ability look within, reflect and create again. You have the ability to create a better version of you and your business.
It’s really important for us to work on our personal development, because that is the foundation of our business development and ultimately our business success. Our business finances will reflect to us our strengths and weaknesses.
Here are three activities that I changed this past year that has made this my most successful year in business.
1. Calls: I make calls five days a week. You might been told to make 20, 50 or 100 calls. I believe you can make as many as you feel you have the energy to make for that day. My goals is not the number of calls but the number of bookings. Once I hit that number I may stop or I may keep going. But I have the end goal in mind when I start. My goal is not to make calls but to book clients.
2. Follow up: Following up with people is very important. What I have learned is that people lose your contact information, forget to check your message or miss your email. So if I don’t hear back, I follow up. It’s easier to build a relationship through a follow-up than to start a new relationship.
3. Invoice: Once an individual or company agrees to work with you, quickly send them an invoice. This way they feel comfortable and confident that you are professional, timely and ready to provide them with a product or service.
I have found that many entrepreneurs are afraid of making calls, following up and/or dealing with money.
If you make more calls, follow up with everyone and send out invoices quickly, then you will get more clients, paid faster and earn more money in 2020. These are not crazy strategies. You don’t have to spend a lot of money. These are simple, proven strategies that work. You only need yourself, confidence and your phone.