How Can Your Toaster Help You In Business?
Have you ever met someone at a networking event who was saying all the right things, but there was something about them you just didn’t trust?
Maybe there’s been a time when you said ‘no’ to buying from someone despite looking for the solution they offered?
You’ve possibly even met people you’ve ‘liked’ but because they lacked confidence in themselves, you didn’t have confidence in what they were offering?
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve had a great time connecting with lots of new potential business partners and the diversity of these conversations is fascinating. I know I’m at the start of some new long-term friendships irrespective of whether we do business and there are others who I know I’m unlikely to remain in contact with.
Just like your toaster, it’s much easier to succeed if you connect to the right energy source – with people who energise you. Where your conversations and relationship feels easy, natural and energising, whether this be with contacts, clients, partners or suppliers.
We all have very different energy and so will connect with some people while not with others. Good toast is made from a mix of the right ingredients, toaster and energy supply – sitting your toaster on the Aga doesn’t have the same affect as plugging it in to the more compatible energy source!
You deserve to enjoy building your business – what type of people do you love to do business with?
For me I love connecting with kind, positive, proactive people who share similar values, like to have fun and make a difference in the world. I don’t chose to work with people who come across as negative, self-centered, cold or only interested in short-term financial gain.
Sometimes I don’t know consciously why I feel either way but I do have a motto I follow – if it feels easy, it will be easy: if it feels like hard work, it will be!
Trust your instincts on this one; it’s a much easier way to build a more successful and less stressful business!
I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts – please do share your comments below.
Alisoun Mackenzie is The Compassionate Business Mentor, Author, and Speaker who inspires business owners and social entrepreneurs to turn their passions into profits and make a difference in the world.
She is also the author of two Amazon Best Selling books Heartatude, The 9 Principles of Heart-Centered Success and Give to Profit: How to Grow Your Business by Supporting Charities Social Causes.
Alisoun is also the founder of The Heartabiz Hub a business network and training academy and has written the following free ebooks:
- The 9 Secrets to Signing Up Clients Without Selling (click here)
- 101 Ways To Attract Great Clients, With Heart, Integrity & Social Impact (click here)
- 52 Ways to Raise Funds for Charities and Social Causes Through Your Business (click here)
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