When You KNOW Something Works, Why Don’t You Just Do It?

By Lee Collins •  Updated: 07/29/08 •  3 min read
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I recently posted a question to Twitter World.  I asked what percentage of your business do you feel is a direct result from the amount of networking that you participate in?

The answers varied, but all but a single response said 90% or more of their business was a DIRECT result of networking.  More specifically, face to face networking.

And the people who responded aren’t people who are making $20 per month on a website – these are folks like us who are making a VERY comfortable living as an entrepreneur.

You know Lee and I do A LOT of traveling to speaking engagements.  Heck, we just returned from the Ross Goldberg event two days ago where we talked about our Hybrid Marketing strategies.

As was expected this live event was a non-stop sharing of great marketing and online traffic strategy info.  The tips shared this weekend alone would have made the trip worth while.

But the real beauty of the event was with the other folks there.

We had hordes of like minded people in one place at the same time.
This was a beautiful thing

There were people at this event that were at all stages of their business.  And there were A LOT of folks there that have really achieved substantial business success.

They run their own businesses on their terms.

Isn’t that what you all tell us time and time again is EXACTLY what you want?

And why were these uber successful entrepreneurs taking time out of their incredibly busy schedules to attend this event?  The same reason we go to at least 1 event per month…

Cause they know the truth.  Networking is the key to their business.

I know that your real desire is to achieve your financial dreams – so what do you think the fastest way to achieve your financial dreams is?

Duh…see who is already doing it successfully and do that!

Folks, 90% of the successful people out there want to see everyone around them reach their dreams and desired levels of achievement.

This is the absolute truth.

When any of us find someone who honestly will do what it takes to succeed, we want to help them along their path as much as possible.

So, taking into account these facts:

  1. Networking results in over 90% of business for those folks who actually participate in networking
  2. Group gatherings, such as seminars and workshops, are great places to meet like minded uber successful people
  3. Most uber successful people love to see everyone around them achieve

Tell me again why you can’t attend live events?

And don’t tell me that you don’t want to spend the money to travel to just get pitched to.

I call Bullshit!

  • One – you don’t have to buy anything if you don’t feel it will help your business.  Go with the mindset to network with the folks achieving what you want to achieve.
  • Two – there are a lot of events that are workshop or lifestyle events.  Folks – you won’t even be allowed to buy anything at these events!

Come on – there are no excuses here.  You know what you need to do to take your business to the next level.

So Why Don’t You Just Do It?

If you are still hesitant – I can’t help you.  You are NOT ready to really grow your business.  This may seem blunt, but be real with yourself.

Lee Collins

Lee Collins is a former Air Force Network Systems Engineer and Fortune 500 Corporate VP - who is best known as an early pioneer of Direct Response Marketing on the Internet. He has over 24+ years experience running operations for multiple multi-million dollar marketing, software, SEO, financial, and business coaching companies. When Lee isn't helping his private clients solve big (and small) marketing and operations problems, Lee is most likely heading up into the mountains in his fully-equipped Jeep Gladiator. Or just gone fishing.