Article 23: 5 things I rediscover after attending Chamber of Commerce meetings!

Meeting new business people is one of the keys to continued growth in your business as well as your personal life.   My own personal study has shown that members who regularly attend these type of networking events, even if they force themselves, allow for new ideas, concepts and connections to develop which are the building blocks towards having their business thrive and not just survive.  Don’t get me wrong I know how much mental as well as physical effort is required to attend because at least twice a month my own mind would rather stay at the office or do other things, and I know a lot of the people who are at the meetings.  All of us have existing pressure in our lives and we work towards reducing additional uncomfortable situations like meeting new people or attending meetings which are unfamiliar to us.  Know this - You are not alone!  Most of us, including myself, work hard to come up with reasons why not to attend but if we give into those unrealized fears we are only delaying our success.

The bottom line is that I do attend at least two of the monthly events the Chamber offers and every time, usually on my drive back to the office, I realize the value of those whom I met and that my ability to succeed is dependent upon working with other people.  Don’t get me wrong I’m not saying everyone I meet is a grand connection but every person I speak with gives me insight into other industries as well as a platform perfect my “elevator pitch” on who I am and the company I represent. 

Here are 5 things I rediscover after attending these meetings:
1. I always leave better than when I arrived
2. I meet people who I can encourage and share ideas
3. I realize there are others business people out there who can help me succeed
4. I give and receive more than I ever expected
5. I know that my business is better off because of the investment I made

Don’t let your mind or emotions hold you back from your destiny.  Make a commitment to attend 2 events for the next 6 months.  After that time if you don’t see the benefits you can always go back to what you have done before.  However soon you will realize that going back only produces the results you have seen before and it does not allow you to experience what the future has in store for you.

Jeffrey A. Mohr – Founder
Rdestiny, LLC – Business Consultants