Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Status Quo

In the last couple weeks I was at a networking event where I met a person who is connected to the housing industry. Here in NW Ohio, that industry is rather challenged right now.

In our conversation I asked this person if she were taking this time to solidify relationships and to develop new ones. After all, my thought was, if business is slow, make use of the time available in a productive manner.

This person's answer basically was, "No, I'm just doing a lot of the same."

I just shook my head later because I know this person expects a miracle to happen. Many people are losing their jobs because they are not producing. Doing the same old, same old, will probably get you a pink slip pretty quickly.

What are you doing in the challenging economy to position yourself for future success.

1 comment:

DavidMBodner said...

You have to be on your game in times like this. Reach out and do something extra for people everyday. Focus on getting your clients and prospective clients what they want before you focus on your needs. Buy them cookies or chocolates.

I have been concentrating on creating revenue for my clients the last few months. Ask them what they are looking for and force them to be as specific as possible. It may make them uncomfortable, but in the end you are trying to help them by creating revenue for them. And what is wrong with that?

I believe in the saying "what goes around, comes around"