What you THINK people want isn’t usually what they really want.
What people say they want isn’t usually what they really want.
When you can get through this maze of what your prospects, clients and tribe REALLY WANT, you will be a magnet for people who really do want what you have.
Before I tell you what it is, let me show you this example.
In 2008 I had an idea of hundreds of women gathering and changing their lives. When I visualized this I saw these same “ordinary” women doing extraordinary things. I saw a global ripple effect.
Then I thought, “Who am I to start such a movement?” “I don’t even have my own crap together all of the time. I can’t possibly do this.” So I put it on the shelf for almost two years. I didn’t believe I had what people wanted.
Then in 2009, I revisited this idea. And I went for it. I had no capital, no team and no real plan. I just had an inspired idea that quite frankly wouldn’t shut up and I knew I had to do it.
That is when I started planning the first Ignite Your Spark 2-day women’s event.
What happened next shocked me. I thought there must be a catch. When I talked to people about my idea, they wanted to be involved. I couldn’t pay them. I could hook them up with a free ticket to attend the event but that was about it.
Then I realized that people who were wanting to help me because they wanted to be a part of something bigger than themselves. I did have what they wanted – I had the vision. And just as important, I could give gratitude for helping me see the vision come to life.
Then I learned the biggest way to empower people was to acknowledge them and show my gratitude. It wasn’t by promising money, or by guilting anyone into helping because at times I bit off a bit more than I could chew. They just wanted a thank-you. They wanted to feel like they accomplished something for the greater good and were recognized for it.
The first Ignite Your Spark event debuted in February 2010 with over 300 women from across North America in attendance. And it was built on thank-yous.
WHAT PEOPLE WANT IS TO:
BE A PART OF SOMETHING BIGGER
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
BE NOTICED FOR WHO THEY TRULY ARE
CONTRIBUTE THEIR GIFTS AND TALENTS TO MAKE AN IMPACT
So show your gratitude all the time for your team and people who support you.
Listen to your clients and see through the illusion of the words to what they really want (peace of mind and an end to the chaos they experience).
See your clients for all of who they are and be a committed stand for their excellence.
A thank-you goes a long way. Showing your appreciation will magnetize people to be around you because you SEE them.
It doesn’t get much easier than that my friends. Building a successful business that puts money in the bank, more time on your schedule, joy in your heart and friends of a lifetime starts with a thank you.
Take a moment and think of three people who get to hear a thank-you from you. Send them a thank-you card. Go beyond an email or text and send them a card the old fashioned way. You’ll be amazed at how this can change everything in your life.
With Love and To Your Success!