I missed sharing with you last week!
I took a brief hiatus to celebrate my 25th wedding anniversary with my husband, family and friends in Mexico! It really was a fantastic time. Mexico is one of my most favorite places on the planet. The food is good. The scenery is superb! The service is exceptional! They really make you feel like you are on vacation.
One of the philosophies I try to follow in my life is go where you are celebrated and not just tolerated. Well, in Mexico, I am very much celebrated, so it has become one of my happy places.
Now that I'm back, I want to chat with you briefly about something very important. In fact, it's the number one important ingredient for business success.
That ingredient is relationships!
I received this note from a dear friend, business colleague, and mentee last week.
Hey dear sister can I ask you a personal/professional question? While you were building your business or going to school for a higher education, did you ever lose close friends because they didn't understand how time consuming or demanding things could?
What a great question.
Entrepreneurship and elevation of any sort can be a lonely endeavor. My relationships did change as I changed. Some were lost and others were just different. When you advance as a growth minded individual, it’s difficult for others to follow because their mission may be to grow in a different manner or direction than you.
There’s a great book called What Got You Here Won’t Get You There by Marshall Goldsmith which I recommend every business owner read. The key to elevation and acceleration is understanding, new spaces require new and growing relationships. To continue to grow you need like minded company and understanding. For existing relationships that matter greatly, settle on knowing you will need to establish a new understanding of those relationships as you grow.
Relationships are crucial as they can make or break you. They can accelerate you or they can hold you back. They can place you on the scale of earning millions or they can keep you standing on the plateau.
Relationships are key components of what helped thrust me personally, professionally and in my business. I am oh so very grateful to have cultivated such exceptional relationships. In fact, it's relationships that opened the door to a recent opportunity.
This past week, I was invited to be a guest on the Winston Chaney Morning Show which airs on Radio One channel Spirit 1340.
I had a lot of fun! You can learn more about our discussion by visiting the show website.
One of the key topics we discussed was relationships and how your network is your net worth.
So, here's what I want you to know.
It is extremely important that you build and maintain a fruitful network of friends, colleagues, peers and clients. But be clear, for relationships to grow, like a tree, they have to be pruned. That's why it's crucial that you evaluate, cultivate, and adjust your relationships periodically. It's also important that you get in community with others of like mind and like experiences.
This week in Scale To Seven Figures, I will do a LIVE Q&A about building strong relationships in business, taking off the mask and building an authentic yet SIMPLE brand identify, and how to stand true to your value. I hope you will join me on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 6:30 pm.
I look forward to seeing you in the group!
Let's explore what's keeping you from building your legacy. Gain information and insight about building your pathway to freedom, flexibility, and legacy! Let's start building your legacy NOW!
PSS: Don't forget to join the Facebook group. It's a free way to gain clarity, confidence, consistency and cashflow in your business. We will be hosting our October Million Dollar Masterclass on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 7:00 pm. The theme will be Letting Go Of The Mask: Five Steps To Building An Authentic Brand.
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