The Weekly – Working it Right At Networking Events

Attending an event where you know there will be influencers and buyers or potential partners can be fraught with peril – unless you plan!

Pets And Money is going to be an awesome event yet, how you feel about it and the results you glean from it have a lot to do with how you prepare before you get there.

Following are a few tips to make the summit, or any networking event one where afterward you actually say, “This was the best thing I ever did for my business!”

Step 1 – Define your goals

And meeting great people isn’t what I’m talking about – You’ll do that naturally when you bring your best self to the party.

What do you really want? Define this and you’re already close to getting it.

Who (exactly) do you want to meet?

What topics will gain you a competitive edge?

And I don’t mean do this in a general way, write down your goals and the people you most want to connect with – magic seems to happen the clearer you are.

Step 2 – Plan your time and attention

Now that you know your goals, it will be easy to plan your day, from sessions you want to take, people to look for or make appointments with and what you will ask when you’re there.

Set up your calendar so that you have the goal items in first, then fill in or leave open additional slots that you can determine what to do with closer or on the day to fill.

You want to leave a little wiggle room for the perfect person you will meet in line, or on the shuttle bus or bathroom. (I’ve met some key people in all those places!)

Step 3 – Check your focus

If this is a ME Show for you, you’ll not have as good as an experience as you will if you make it a THEM Show.

Yes you are going to market YOU – and yes you have a compelling story and good business, however, no one wants to be bombarded with information, even if it’s good.

This is what most people do poorly at networking events, conferences and trade shows. They jump into selling themselves and their ideas before they have determined if they are:

  1. Talking to the correct person
  2. A person who has interest
  3. That what you have would help or serve them

So get your ASK on! When you ask the right questions, people open up to you and you can determine if they are a fit for your goals.

Step 4 – Bring your Best Self

This means you are informed, confident, willing to listen and learn. You have the materials you need and enough business cards as well as clothing that helps you shine.

The first impression someone has of your business or idea is you. You have all you need if you simply think before you act.

Pets And Money looks like it’s going to be an amazing place to network. I’m going and so is the new Pet Industry Woman of the Year, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM who will be speaking – now she’s an impressive person to meet!

If you’re going and we connect, I look forward to learning about you and finding out how I can be of service to you and if you want to become a masterful networker, make sure you check out what we’re doing in 2019 at the Ultimate Leadership Adventure!

Blessings, Shawna

 Blessings,
 Shawna Schuh, CSP 

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774

If you want to see more about taking your leadership to another level and learning some terrific planning tricks and tools –
Check out the upcoming Ultimate Leadership Adventure here 

Do you have a friend that could use a boost? Share with them how they could learn how to Ignite Their Leadership – Schedule a Discovery Session with Shawna.  Calendly Link-Discovery Session w/ Shawna Schuh

Time is RUSHING by – if you’re going to Pets and Money, get in on the special discount price here! Use code – WIPIN10

Note: There will be a member meet up so look for more info coming soon!

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE.

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The Weekly – What Happens When You Go Away?

Is Your Business Self-Managing?

This week I’m actually at a business retreat in Hawaii. Tough life I have, I know…

And this ezine is still being delivered, the horses and pets still being fed and business is still getting done. How does that happen without stress or concern?

There are various things that help you have and enjoy a self-managing business. (A term coined if I’m not mistaken by Dan Sullivan of Strategic Coach.)

Here are the top three things to get in place so you have the support you need.

  1. Know your needs – each business has need of a support system – from assistance to IT and legal. Naming these components and having a plan to get people in the right role is key. (We have an entire section on creating support systems in the upcoming Ultimate Leadership Adventure) 
  2. Hire right by using criteria. Many leaders find good people and put them to work, rather than determining the criteria for a role and hiring for that. The right people in the wrong role can derail your business, especially when you are away. 
  3. Lay out the path to follow. Processes and systems make doing business better because there is a tried and true path to follow. Going over and tweaking processes and thinking is one of the top things I do with my coaching clients. When your processes are superb, the team can do superb work!

The joy and happiness I feel knowing I have surrounded myself with smart people, who know their roles and how to follow the processes and systems they helped create is wonderful. What happens when I go away? Nothing out of the ordinary at home so I can do extraordinary adventures while away!

Check out the Ultimate Leadership Adventure here  so you can experience the same thing.

 Blessings,
 Shawna Schuh, CSP 

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774

If you want to see more about taking your leadership to another level and learning some terrific planning tricks and tools –
Check out the upcoming Ultimate Leadership Adventure here 

Do you have a friend that could use a boost? Share with them how they could learn how to Ignite Their Leadership – Schedule a Discovery Session with Shawna.  Calendly Link-Discovery Session w/ Shawna Schuh

The 2018 Pet Industry Woman of the Year, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM will be speaking at the upcoming Pets And Money on December 6th in Austin, Texas.

Time is RUSHING by – if you’re going to Pets and Money, get in on the special discount price here! Use code – WIPIN10

Note: There will be a member meet up so look for more info coming soon!

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE.

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The Weekly – Do You Have A Learning Plan?

Planning on Learning or Letting it Happen?

I don’t remember the expert, John Maxwell, maybe? Anyways, the young professional is sitting with the wise older man whom he admired when the older man asks the younger one, “Do you have a learning plan?”

Uncertain how you feel about point-blank questions but as I remember it, not only did the younger man have to say no – he admitted he didn’t know that something like that existed.

They do, and do you want one?

If you Google, learning plans, you’ll get a LOT of results. Don’t you love having research like this at your fingertips? However, they may not help you as much as first asking yourself some questions. I know – more questions! No, I don’t stop!

First: What is it you want to learn?

This is probably the most important question you can ask yourself because it assumes that you can learn and that you know what you are lacking. Unfortunately, many people do not know what they don’t know and don’t seem to keen on finding out.

This can give you a huge advantage!

If you want to become better at something you can then determine a plan to get you there.

Take, for instance, the upcoming year-long immersion, The Ultimate Leadership Adventure. This is a learning plan on steroids that come in chucks easy to digest and put into practice immediately so they become part of you.

The goal? To take your leadership to a higher level. (Because this adventure is for leaders already doing well).

Inside this immersion are live, hands-on experiences, short video lessons, masterminding, group coaching and individual sessions all inside a plan to get you to what you want which we will determine during the first retreat.

If you aren’t in a leadership role or don’t want to move to the next level there are many plans you can develop to expand the skills you most want to polish.

Here are three ideas that will help with that.

  1. Reading and then move through every book on a reading by a topic list. If you read one book a month (or week) on any topic you would have it mastered sooner than you know.
  2. Find an expert and invest in their wisdom and help. When you are around someone who knows more than you on the topic of choice, sometimes beside what they teach you, you get other cool things simply by being around them.
  3. Join a group – When you gather with others that are open to learning you gain from all the points of view in the group. You will need to filter so you gain the knowledge you’re after but what a way to tap into a collective.

The New Year is fast approaching – so why not find a Learning Plan that you know you’ll love and use. To tap into the amazing collective of the Ultimate Leadership Adventure, click here.

 Blessings,
 Shawna Schuh, CSP 

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774

Do you have a friend that could use a boost? Share with them how they could learn how to Ignite Their Leadership – Schedule a Discovery Session with Shawna.  Calendly Link-Discovery Session w/ Shawna Schuh

The 2018 Pet Industry Woman of the Year, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM will be speaking at the upcoming Pets And Money on December 6th in Austin, Texas.

Time is RUSHING by – if you’re going to Pets and Money, get in on the special discount price here! Use code – WIPIN10

Note: There will be a member meet up so look for more info coming soon!

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

          

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You might even get to meet the horse!

Patric, my handsome steed is featured here-
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Blessings,

Shawna Schuh, CSP
Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
Ignite Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist & Author
503-970-5774
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The Weekly – What Are You Going As?

How is Wearing a Mask Working for You?

Today is Halloween and if you’ve been capitalizing on this season you are dressed up today. If so, good for you – and does your team know your vision?

That may seem an odd question on a costume day but it really isn’t. A day like Halloween allows us to step back and ask some basic questions…

To keep it super simple – what is the purpose of your dressing up? To play, engage, create team spirit? Did you share that? Did you use this opportunity to spread your message out?

If so, bravo! From my work with leaders, it usually seems they move forward and people follow them but without a really clear idea of the end goal. And it’s only when the question is asked, “Does your team know the end goal?” That they begin to question if they have even shared it.

Because we are so into our own heads, our own ideas and visions, many times as we shift, and morph and tweak our direction without sharing those tweaks, morphs and new directions with those on our teams.

I think it’s usually because our minds work so fast, things change quickly and new opportunities arise. And still, sharing the vision with your team, with its tweaks and shifts is vital, just like sharing the why behind a costume or a sale, or an initiative.

Let this Halloween day be the day you decide to share not only some treats – but your vision as well!

Vision work and planning time are imperative to attaining your goals and your team goals. We’ll be spending time on these during the Ultimate Leadership Adventure starting in January.  Click here for more information

 Blessings,
 Shawna Schuh, CSP 

 Serving Leaders Who Ignite Others
 Executive Coaching, Speaking, Columnist and Author
 503-970-5774

If you want to see more about taking your leadership to another level and learning some terrific planning tricks and tools –
Check out the upcoming Ultimate Leadership Adventure here 

Do you have a friend that could use a boost? Share with them how they could learn how to Ignite Their Leadership – Schedule a Discovery Session with Shawna.  Calendly Link-Discovery Session w/ Shawna Schuh

The new Pet Industry Woman of the Year, Dr. Judy Morgan, DVM will be speaking at the upcoming Pets And Money on December 6th in Austin, Texas.

Time is RUSHING by – if you’re going to Pets and Money, get in on the special discount price here! Use code – WIPIN10Note: There will be a member meet up so look for more info coming soon!

You can find out more by CLICKING HERE

          

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