If you ask anyone that knows me personally, every single one of them will say, “Brandon never stops talking about the importance of showing up.” There’s a reason why, and that reason is, “By showing up, at least you give yourself a chance.” The more you give yourself chances by showing up, the more opportunities you’ll naturally have. It makes total sense when you think about it.
Show up to have a chance.
I see so many people throw away great educational and business opportunities, by simply not showing up. Had the person just shown up, who knows who they may have met, or what other opportunities may have been presented to them. I know in my life, once I started showing up, everything really started to come together, both in my personal life, as well as in my business life.
My go-to tips.
So what I’ve done to help you out here, is share three of my go-to tips in regards to making the absolute most of every personal or business opportunity. Listen, life is going to be what you make it, so you may as well make the most of it. I’m not sure if I can say it any simpler than that.
Tip 1: Show up.
Bingo. You got it. Like I’ve mentioned above, numero uno is, “You have to show up to have a chance.” People, especially in business, have a very low tolerance for people that don’t show up, so if you want to get off on the wrong foot, or you want to show them that you don’t care, try not showing up a few times and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
Tip 2: Put forth effort.
If you’ve taken the time to show up, you may as well make the effort. Yes, I know it’s uncomfortable walking into a friends birthday party where you don’t know a lot of people, or walking onto a conference room floor where it can be a little bit overwhelming, but I can tell you first hand, that if you, “Walk in with a big smile, start saying hello, and start shaking hands and introducing yourself,” amazing things will happen. You may not think so, but they will, without a doubt.
Tip 3: Follow up.
As my great friend always says, “The fortune is in the follow up,” and man does this hold true. You’ve done the work in showing up, you’ve done the work in putting forth the effort, and now it’s time to reap the rewards and let the person and/or people that you’ve met, know that you care enough about what you spoke about to follow up. A simple text, email, or call, will be more than enough to get the conversation started back up.
I’ll share this with you, “If you do the three action steps that I mention above, you will without a doubt feel fulfilled when your head hits the pillow at night, and there’s no better feeling than that.” I know, because it’s exactly what’s happened to me.
Next action steps.
Now let me get a bit fired up here to end this article out, “You can read this information a thousand times, but if you don’t put it into action, it’s worthless to you. Stop making excuses, stop waiting for tomorrow, and stop hoping that tomorrow is going to be different without making any changes today.” Everything comes down to action. Now it’s up to you to do it.