I get a lot of people asking for my help adn my support in setting up their business and there are certain things people do that annoy the hell out of me.
The expectation that I will give up my time for them just because they asked. I may do if I have some spare time but why should I? Have you given me a good enough reason to ignore my family and figure out your issues.
Mostly, people want a favour and they would not treat the people in their own world in this way but then they apporach someone they admire with a sense of entitlement – You have made it and so now, of course, you should want to help me make it too. And yes, I do want to help people make it but I hate it when I feel people are taking advantage of me.
So, how can you connect with people you feel woudl be useful to have in your black book of contacts?
Figure out how you can help them
Yes, I know you thin kit is unfair to you to have to help them. After all, everyone tries to help them. It is true that the more wealthy you are, the moer things you get for free etc because people are trying to buy your favour.
YOu need to stand out from the crowd. This is not about expecting tit for tat. It is about figuring out what you can legitimately help them with and offering it to them. You can generally figure out how to get in touch with them on their social media profiles or website so think of something you can offer and make the offer.
Do not do this with an expectation of reward. Do it because you are trying to build a relationship. It can be as simple as retweeting or sharing their content and mentioning that you have done so. This has a two pronged benefit – Great content will be welcomed by your audience and the new contact has you a little more prominently on their radar.
The above method does work but it is a slowburner. For some relationships, that is the only way to get it. The slow, steady burner as you share their content, reach out to assist them in some way etc. However here is another method that works quicker. Many shy away form this as they are too stuck in lack to see the benefits to the acceleration of wealth into their life.
If the person you are interested in, has some kind of coaching or mentoring on for sale then the quickest way to make contact is to pay to be part of it. This way you can work with them, learn from them and build a relationship that may last beyond the end of the course.
I have done this on numerous ocassions. If I want to learn something or make a new contact, I pay them to let me into their inner circle and then I am able to ask for whatever support I needed without feeling unsavoury.
There you go, two ways to make contact with people who are farther along than you on the journey.
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