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Do You Believe that Timing is Everything?

I ran into a business associate I have known of for years on Saturday.  I was having lunch at a golf course restaurant with a business referral partner.  After lunch, I greeted the business associate, reminding him who I was and how we knew each other.  At that time he told me that he has a new product to offer in a new market segment for his company.  He mentioned that he needed help marketing this new product.  We set up a meeting for the next Wednesday to discuss how I could help him market the new product.  He became my new client the following week.  I believe in the Buddhist saying, “When the Student is ready the Teacher will appear.”  I believe this at the deepest levels.  I also believe that when we organize a meeting, the right people will attend.  Things happen for a reason.

The following Wednesday, after I ran into the business associate above, I had lunch with one of his old clients (coincidence) who did not know of the new product.  I referred her to him that day!  Things happen for a reason.

This is not the first time this has happened to me.  Although today it is more common, I have found that timing can be everything and I pay attention to the messenger.  I have been introduced to many business people when the timing is right.  Depending on the situation, their business or my business was at the appropriate place for us to engage and then do business.  In other cases, the timing was off.  Timing can become right later when you pay attention to the messages that will be delivered by staying in touch with prospects.  When you pay attention to these relationships it becomes interesting as to how connections can come back to you.  No action gets us nothing.  The wrong action gets us nothing.  Action with purpose (see Purposeful Networking ©) gets us business sooner than later!

I have a unique way of awakening in the morning.  It used to be an alarm clock.  After years of being shocked into consciousness by alarm clocks and pagers, I allow myself the luxury of another, more natural resource, to awaken me.  Now the Highest Being known to man awakens me.  Depending on your belief system from atheist to agnostic to Judah/Christian, allowing the world to happen can be a rewarding and calming experience.  I am one who is comfortable in a comfort zone and at the same time I am all for stretching myself to achieve more.  Believing in a higher power and allowing that power to guide me has made life more enjoyable and predictable.

A simple case study from one of my clients is a perfect example of how timing and diligence can provide the right match when ready.  In 2005, a Realtor worked with me and increased her income by $100,000 that year.  In subsequent years she worked in a few different industries.  In February 2012, she decided to join me and three others in a mastermind setting to grow her current business.  After twelve months we agreed that the group had come to its predetermined end.  Twelve months earlier we set the goal to end after twelve months.  The point is that people come into our lives at the “right time” and weave in and out of our lives so that things can happen with purpose.  People get together for a reason.

I have a friend that early in his career believed that 15 people was ideal for his seminars.  If he had less than 15 he believed that his seminars lacked the “energy” needed.  His performance suffered when there were less than 15 participants.  For many years he operated from this premise from a single location in southern California.  Then one day he allowed the universe to provide the “right” amount of participants.  There were five of us in this particular seminar.  He reported it to be one of the best seminars ever, very high energy.  He now does numerous seminars throughout the United States in many different cities where participants vary from three to 15.  People get together for a reason.

Are you one of those people who is constantly on a tread mill running from or to a “to do” list that is never ending?  Do you ever get a chance to enjoy life?  Do you ever get a chance to enjoy work?  Vacations once or twice a year are great, yet it is even greater to live life where the feeling of time is yours to enjoy every minute of every day.  Believing that working hard is the answer is one way to view life.  Working from a place of joy and contentment can be the meaning of nirvana!

 

Gerry Rose runs INTEGRITY Networking Solutions in Oceanside, CA.  He works with people in business who want to attract the right prospects and generate more referrals.  More than 10,000 businesses have been presented the INTEGRITY Networking Solutions system in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside, and Orange Counties.

Gerry’s stimulating presentation Unlimited Prospects, Unlimited Referrals is ideally suited for small business owners, home-based businesses, and independent professionals who want clearer direction and want to attract more prospects, develop dynamic systems, and strengthen their companies’ accountability.  Gerry does one on one consulting, conducts a range of keynote speeches from thirty minutes to full-day education workshops.  His book series, Unlimited Prospects, Unlimited Referrals, are available on the website, www.integritysd.com.

Gerry has more than 20 years’ experience directing business owners how to grow their businesses.  He is a networking dynamo.  Those who know him will assure you that he does a great job of bringing people together—which is why he started INTEGRITY.

Involved with networking organizations since 1984, Gerry is a Distinguished Toastmaster, a member of Toastmaster International, and has chaired numerous chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations.

Are you truly committed to attracting the right prospects and generate more referrals?  If so then contact INTEGRITY Networking Solutions for availability and information, call (888) 584-7073.  You can contact Gerry by mail at 2103 Wedgewood Drive, Oceanside, CA 92056.  Direct dial (760) 439-4623; e-mail togerry@integritysd.com.  For more information, go to www.integritysd.com

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