362) I Apologize

I
Apologize

Do you think that saying you’re sorry makes you appear weak? If so, you’d be wrong.

In that moment, no doubt you’re vulnerable. You’ve surrendered yourself to another, admitting you’re flawed and that somehow that harmed them. And, mostly importantly, you’ve revealed that you feel bad and will endeavor for it to never happen again.

The curious thing about this vulnerability, however, is that it ultimately elevates you in the eyes of others. Think about it. This act of contrition – facing a client, friend or employee and saying, “I am truly sorry” – is not an easy thing to do. It takes tremendous courage.  And this courage will earn you a heightened level of respect in the eyes of others. In short, this will bolster how people come to know, like and trust you.

So never be afraid to say, “I apologize.” This statement is more aligned with demonstrating your strength and self-confidence than exposing any sort of weaknesses.


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361) Build On Relationships

Build On Relationships

You know lots of people. You do. Think about it. In fact, chances are, you know more people now than you could possibly meet over the next year, maybe two.  You know people in your community. You know people from high school, college, and your career.

 

So, while meeting new people is always an important part of networking, remember there is a tremendous advantage to networking with familiar names and faces. What is it? These people already have a relationship with you. And that is a wonderful head start to productive and effective networking. All you need to do is capitalize on it.

 

Given that, focus energy on connecting with the people you already know and reconnecting with old friends and acquaintances. Get caught up on their lives. Think of ways you can help them. Share with them about your professional endeavors. And remember to ask for assistance.

 

In short, build on the relationships you already have.


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Kerry Walls – Coaching Better Relationships (EPS 093)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Kerry Walls, a business coach for executives who want to conquer challenging work environments and be great leaders.

Gifts: 6 Steps to Curing Your Sales Allergy, https://www.coachingcollaborative.com/sales-allergy-cure.html

Link To Coach Interview Questions: https://medium.com/@KerryWalls/why-do-no-harm-should-be-a-coachs-mantra-32be0d4056d2

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Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Felicia Slattery who is an author, communication expert and award-winning professional speaker. https://feliciaslattery.com/

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The 2nd part of Frank Agin’s interview with Molly King, a former corporate working girl turned author, dancer, and coach as well as host of The Live Your Dance podcast, which celebrates those individuals who have found their metaphorical “dance.” Learn more at http://www.mollyking.com/

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Bob Burg, Author, Speaker & Go Giver (EPS100)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, talks with Bob Burg about the five elements of The Go Giver : A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea.

For more information on AmSpirit Business Connections and its franchise opportunity program, contact Frank Agin at frankagin@amspirit.com or visit http://www.amspirit.com/franchise.php.

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Marcie Littlejohn – Author, Speak, Financial Fitness Expert (EPS 099)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Marcie Littlejohn who is a professional speaker, author of Why Buy The Cow and a partner in United Credit Education Services.

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Networking Rx: Mark Bowser – Guest Interview (EPS 095) Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Mark Bowser, an author, trainer and speaker who built his career on one simple mantra: Return Favors Before Favors Are Due. Learn more at https://markbowser.com/

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Matt Ward – Author, Speaker & Networking Expert (EPS 097)

Frank Agin, founder and president of AmSpirit Business Connections and host of Networking Rx, interviews Matt Ward, speaker, networking expert and author of MORE … Word of Mouth Referrals, Lifelong Customers & Raving Fans. Learn more at http://www.breakthrough-champion.com/

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