October 26, 2009

Goals for 2009 - Did you make it? Part 3

In this series of blog posts, I am including 3 popular goals that most coaches have created this year for themselves, along with some tips to help you achieve these goals before the year is up!

We have talked about a social networking system to build traffic and tips for saving time. Here is the third and final in this series:

Goal #3: Leverage my relationships to build my business!

If you are like most of my friends, you completely understand that building relationships is the #1 key to success. You know that one relationship can increase your visibility, build your credibility, drive tons of targeted traffic to your site, and even bring you happy people who buy your services-over and over again.

But you have reached out, created some partnerships, and left feeling like you got the short end of the stick.

It doesn't have to be that way. When you have the right pieces in place, have the right conversations with the right people, you can create wonderful relationships with people you love and who love you-even after your "promotion" is completed.

Wouldn't that be nice?

Here are three tips to get you on track for creating happy, profitable relationships:

  1. Intuition: Make sure the partnership and the opportunity "feel" right. I don't know how to say it any other way, but use your gut! Even if you love the person, it may not be the right opportunity at this time. Trust yourself!
  2. Write it down: Get your entire agreement down on paper. A conversation is not enough when something goes astray. You need to discuss all the "what if's" before you start building a product or promoting an event. If you're not sure what to write, I have a simple, customizable template for partnership agreements that you can use for free. Take a minute and download this template-even if it is just for conversation!
  3. Communicate! Yes, this may be basic, but when partnerships start to go haywire, people quit talking. Don't fall into this trap. Make time for your partner and always be respectful. This is like a temporary marriage of sorts.

This wraps up some of the goals and tips. Let us know what you think and what works best for you!

MaryPat Kavanagh, Group Mastery Social Media Relationships Expert

MaryPat Kavanagh, Group Mastery Social Media Relationships Expert

Social media relationships expert, MaryPat Kavanagh is President & Owner of Strategic Results Marketing LLC.  She credits her success in business to the many relationships she has developed over the years. To learn more about her and her relationship-building strategies, including social networking, connect with her on Facebook at http://Facebook.com/QueenofConnections or check out her blog at www.QueenofMarketing.com/blog

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