You already know everyone you need to know
If you ever had a dream that you wanted to achieve but felt that you could never accomplish it because you did not have the right resources to get there, I would like to enlighten you. You, absolutely, have everything that you need to achieve anything that you want. It may not be you, personally that has what you need but someone that you know.
Recently, I was looking for a way to be able to contact key decision makers in many of the businesses in the area where I am working. I know a number of people but most of them are not in key decision making positions. I learned what I am about to teach you a couple of years ago and have seen it work in my life more than once and this is just one more instance. I made a comment about what I was doing on my Facebook page, of all places, and one of my friends picked up the phone and called me to ask if it was okay to introduce me to the president of a national business women’s association who was planning an event for her members and looking for speakers. Of course I answered, “Absolutely!” She introduced us via email and we met for lunch the following week. The result of that meeting was that I would speak at their conference and in a second meeting with the other chairpersons quarterly workshops were added.
There are two things that happened with this introduction. First, they are expecting about 200 women business leaders at the conference this year. What better way to introduce who you are and what you do except through someone who already has trust and confidence in you? Second is that the workshops are a way to interact personally with these leaders and get to know them on a more personal level opening the doors to be able to extend my network into the exact area that I was trying to enter.
If I had accepted that I did not know the people that I needed to know to accomplish my goal, certainly I would have never achieved it. Reaching out to my network of friends and acquaintances opened the door to unlimited possibilities.
You also have this same ability. You already know everyone you need to know to do the things that you want to do and accomplish your dreams. All you have to do is tap into the endless possibilities that are available through your network of friends and acquaintances.
I have heard people say, “I don’t have friends.” or “I don’t know anyone who can help me like that.”. You may not think that you know anyone that can help, but you do.
When you work through the process of dream planning and set your goals, one of the steps is to identify who you need to help you. Perhaps you cannot name them but you can identify what that person does and how they can help. Keep in mind that sometimes it is not your friends but your family who can help. The key is not to close your mind to the possibilities.
One last point. If you will help others, they will help you. A mistake often made is we wait until we get help to give it. Zig Ziglar said, “You can have everything that you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what it is that they want.”