“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” JF Kennedy.
Each one of us has to face change, sometimes on a daily basis. Relationships, that we thought were once perfect, can deteriorate. Beautiful children grow into willful teenagers. We walk into work one day, and that job we always loved, is no longer there. Change is inevitable. We can fight the change or we can embrace the change. I challenge each of you to examine your life, note the changes, cooperate with them and learn. Jack Canfield in his book “The Success Principles” provides us a formula for approaching change: E + R=O E, is the inevitable change that is going to happen (Children are going to grow up and leave home. They have been such a focal point in my life. ) R represents the response that we have to the change, (“I have provided my children with the tools they need to be successful. I will celebrate their successes. I will relish the extra time I have in my day by doing something special for myself…new hobby, exercising, etc. Think I’ll go to the gym today!”) How I choose to respond to the inevitable situation determines the O or the Outcome. The O or Outcome is totally dependent upon my response. I can accept the fact that they are going to grow up and I can relish in the newfound time and freedom or I can focus on missing them. One will uplift me; the other de-energizes me and brings me down. I can control how I choose to face this fact of life. My challenge to you is to reflect on the various changes you have already transitioned. What was the result when you resisted the change? What was the result when you surrendered to the change? Did your life actually get easier…did you have more energy? To help embrace change, ask yourself the following questions: (There are more in Canfield’s book, “The Success Principles.” What’s changing in my life that I am resisting? Why am I resisting that change? Why am I afraid of with respect to that change? What benefits might there be in this change? What would I have to do to cooperate with this change? What’s the next step I could take to cooperate with this change? When will I take it?
Change will happen. How will you respond?
Networking plus follow up letter
Networking Event Follow Up Email
Subject Line: Nice Meeting You At The Social Media Marketing Conference
It was a pleasure meeting you last night at the Chamber of commerce business after hours. I remember you said that your company is struggling to get started with social media. I thought you would find this article helpful: “How Any Company Can Get Started With Social Media.”
The company you work for is fascinating and I would like to learn a little more about the role you play at the company. There is a great coffee shop right by your office. Would you be able to break away for 15-20 minutes this Thursday at 2:00 PM? If not, I am also free all day Friday.
Have a wonderful day,
Notice I didn’t say:
“My company specializes in helping companies get started with social media.”
“Please find attached a PowerPoint presentation that shows how my company can get your company up and running on social media.”
“I would love to meet with you and your boss and talk about how my company can increase your social media presence.”
The key to a follow up email after a networking event is not to make it about making a sale. You also need to make sure to stay in touch with your professional network as it grows.
You want to build a relationship with the prospect before you ever start talking about doing business together.
By sending a helpful article you are gaining that persons trust and you don’t have a sketchy motive.
Not following up after a networking event will guarantee that you will not get what you want.
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