Today I was thinking about getting “really” reconnected with a couple of my high school knock around girls. After all this time I still feel a special connection to these girls, well should I say women. I would like to be involved in their lives in a real way. I want to know them on a deeper level than Facebook.
How are you supposed to accomplish that invitation without sounding creepy. Email, voicemail or otherwise, I mean ew, right? That negative, fearful, rejection loathing bad perspective has plenty to say about that. However, I’m choosing to skim over that part and take some action.
I’m not sure what to do or how to ask someone to “get the friendship back together” but I’m just going to tell it like it is I guess. I’m just going to put it out there and see what happens. I’m never gonna get them back into my life just wondering!
Business lesson learned today: Don’t be afraid to reconnect.
A business needs contacts and connections to survive. The more connections you have and the more efficient you become in handling them will really pump up your volume! 🙂 Most times your biggest sale comes from the most unlikely places.
Dive back deep into you contact list and say hello to everyone. (Make sure you weed out contacts that slipped in and aren’t really related to your company’s future). Maybe reintroduce yourself and let them know what big actions you’ve taken since seeing them last. Don’t apologize; just check in on them. See if anything has changed in their lives, see if now is a good time to work together.
When you make strong connections and keep them in tact you win. Keep in touch but don’t smother. Send out ‘newsletters’ quarterly and post on their Social media boards. You want everyone on your list to be in some way connected with a similar target market at bare minimum. That way you can toss information
To ease the fear of wasting my time at networking and social events I set a goal for myself.
“Today I will meet all the __________ and get contact information.”
“I’m going to identify every person in my target market and get some survey answers.” Etc.
This way you can focus on making an impression and not on where you should be instead. Who knows you might even get some real referral business.
The same goes with networking and old/forgotten contacts.
Getting reconnected just made it to the top of my to do list.