The popular adage, “It’s who you know, not what you know” has long been common in professional environments.
If you hop on Google, you'll find oodles and oodles of articles about it.
But how do you actually create solid relationships and use them in an authentic way?
When I started my first business Teacher on the Go! I sat in a Starbucks several times a week calling, emailing, and texting people I knew to spread the word.
The people I reached out to were teachers, friends, parents, family and anyone I knew would benefit from knowing about my work.
It’s important I let you know that I was deathly afraid to do this and at times, froze. It didn't feel natural to start telling everyone I was starting a business and I absolutely feared rejection BUT I knew deep down this was an action I was meant to take.
When I look back at those I worked with during my 3.5 years of Teacher on the Go! every single person I connected with was because of my relationships.
Here are a few simple things you can do to start creating and building relationships:
Get curious about others. When you meet new people take an authentic interest in them. Ask them about themselves and see what you might have in common.
Invite those you meet to grab a coffee with you and let them know you’d love to get to know them.
Smile at others even if you don’t know them.
Say thank you and you’re welcome when out and about. A simple acknowledgement goes a long way.
Some of these may seem odd, BUT if creating successful self-employment is something you know in your heart you are meant for, getting comfortable creating authentic relationships is part of the journey.
“Easily Attract Clients with Heart and Soul Marketing” is one of the Seven Core Teachings I bring into the work we do at The Non-Nine-to-Five™ where you learn how to create authentic relationships as a way to build your business. If you know you are meant to do exactly this email me to learn more.
Seeing you Successfully Self-Employed,
P.S: Katie, a wonderful member of The Non-Nine-to-Five™ community has been creating relationships over the past year and recently shared this on our private community forum: “I want to celebrate booking my first Reiki Therapy group workshop at the end of January! This is honestly a dream come true for me, and I'm really excited to be offering this to my yoga community.”
P.P.S.: If you identify with being introverted and don't think of yourself as a "people person" you can absolutely learn how to create authentic relationships in a way that feels good for you. Email me here to learn more.