I just got of the phone with a woman I connected with in one Facebook group. Prior to the call she asked me for my opinion on her website, and since there were a lot of things that I wanted to share with her, lot of advices for her website, we decided that it’s better to arrange a call.
We talked about her business and how can she improve it, what is she struggling with, how to make more money with her business and the usual business stuff.
I offered her some free help, it was just a friendly chat with no selling whatsoever, but it ended up being so much more.
Why connecting with others is important
What we talked about isn’t important for what I am trying to say here, it’s the positive feeling you get after connecting with someone. Remember, we are not alone here, there are a lot of people out there in the same exact position as you are, with the same problems, doubts, fears and frustrations.
On the other hand, there is so much positive energy in every one of use. We are all here to improve both business wise and on more deeper, personal level. We all want to make more money of course, but we all want to help others too with our products and services. And that positive energy can be felt, that positive energy is transferable.
So here’s a suggestion, find someone in a Facebook group you’re a member of, someone who needs help with something (assuming that you can help them with their issue). You can also help some of your email subscribers, commenters on your articles or basically anyone anywhere who needs some help. Contact them and offer some free help.
Spend at least 30 – 60 min per week (or more) connecting with other people. Help them, connect with them, meet them, share your experience and thoughts on different stuff. You never know, you just might find a new best friend, a business partner or even a new client.
In my case, here are some benefits I got from the call:
- I got motivated to work – I was feeling a bit down and tired, but after the call I felt like I have more energy and more motivation to work on my own business. Because it went so well and I felt good about myself.
- I got to know myself better – Since I’m not a native English speaker I asked her how was my English, pronunciation, grammar and stuff (although I have a bit of accent, it was good – her words). 🙂 Besides that I got a free practice in speaking English with another English speaking person, and I’ve learned some more things about myself which I need to improve (regarding my communication skills).
- I got a new paying client – Although I offered my help for free, honestly, and offered her some more help later on, also free, she insisted on paying me. So even without looking for a client or pitching my services I got a new client for my business.
My point for the end is… share the love, connect with new people, help others for free, do good things, and it will all come back to you sooner or later.