"THE WAY WE DO ANYTHING IS THE WAY WE DO EVERYTHING!"
This Week's Networking Tip:
YOUR COMFORT ZONE IS YOUR WORST ENEMY
by Eric Shaw
We have already discussed the adage: "If you're not nervous, you're not networking." But what exactly is the psychology you should utilize when you attend a networking event? Do you go out of your way to make yourself nervous, to ensure your networking success?
Let's be serious.
I was in Starbuck's recently. On the shelf, they were selling a mug. The mug read: What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Wow. That saying made a great deal of sense to me, and I scribbled the legend down for inclusion in this book.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?
Champion networkers, like champion entrepreneurs, typically throw caution to the wind in their day-to-day dealings. That is why they are successful.
They also utilize prudent judgment.
Can you throw caution to the wind and utilize prudent judgment when a networking opportunity presents itself?
Ask yourself these two questions first, in the following order, to enable your honest response: "What's the worst that could possibly happen?" Then, "What's the best that could possibly happen?"
It's time to strive for the best. Get out of that comfort zone and compose your own destiny…
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DO ALL CITIES MEMBERS MAKE MONEY? YOU BE THE JUDGE!
Greg Offsay of illi Commercial Real Estate would like to thank: … Judee Heinemann of First American Title Insurance Company for her assistance in a recent investment sale transaction and for her prompt attention to title-related inquiries.
Jennifer deSpain, a CPA with Canyon Oak Financial, would like to thank: ... Alan Insul, a business and real estate attorney, for referring a client needing personal financial planning help as she transitions into retirement and for investment management services for a foundation she recently established; James Felton, managing partner of Greenberg & Bass, for referring a client needing preparation of delinquent tax returns; and Robert Koch of Banyan Financial Partners, provider of alternative financing solutions, for referring a manufacturer of natural skin products who was looking for a new CPA.
Attorney Ken Green would like to thank: ... Dave Shaneyfelt, of The Alvarez Firm for being an incredible resource with respect to an extremely critical life insurance issue. Greene says, "Thank you, Dave!"
Neil Dorval of SocialNetPromo.com would like to thank: … Peter Stephan and The Tax resolution Institute, for utilizing his consulting services to provide a complete analysis assessment of their Internet presence.
Sam Bludyan of Keller Williams Realty would like to thank: ... Claudia Queen of Chicago Title for getting detailed title information for him within a span of 15 minutes. Bludyan says, "Great Work!"and Bob Koch of Banyan Financial Partners for working with him on a commercial deal for a client. Bludyan says, "He's easy to work with and very professional." and Stephanie Moskowitz of Provident Title Company for working with him on a commercial property and providing information that was required within minutes. Bludyan says, "She is a pleasure to work with!"
ALL CITIES GUEST SPEAKER LINEUP
Fri. May 22 at the Sherman Oaks Real Estate Group hosted by the law firm of Levinson, Arshonsky and Kurtz, attorney Stephen Fenster of Schwartz & Fenster will speak on "Procedures, Advantages, and Disadvantages in the Enforcement of Secured Real Property Transactions." Wed., May 27 at the Westlake Business Finance Group hosted by UBS, Steve Greenwood, a California estate planning attorney will speak on "Getting Off the Government Plan."
To see the calendar of All Cities meetings, click here.
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WHAT IS THE ALL CITIES NETWORK? The ALL CITIES NETWORK is a California-based organization that sponsors a series of business networking groups that meet monthly throughout Southern California.
The concept behind the All Cities Network is that networking and selling do not mix. Instead, we develop business links made up of key advisers, defined as professionals who help characterize the financial position of their clients.
Currently, there are 20 All Cities networking groups to choose from. Each group meets once a month in various locations throughout Southern California.
There are 10 Business/Finance groups, three Film/Media groups, two Commercial Real Estate groups, three Professional Resources groups, one Professionals Under 40 group, and one International group. (See the Monthly Meetings page at www.allcities.org for more information.)