My husband had a business introduction meeting this week. I thought for sure he would cheat. No way was he going to be introduced to new business contacts at a restaurant and tell them about the plan. He surprised me. He had no problem telling them about the plan, in fact, it was a great icebreaker. Ordering compliant from the Italian restaurant they were at was no problem too. The server was more than ready to help. Awesome!
It's funny, but not surprising, that our keys to success with this plan are pretty much keys to success for anything:
- Open communication - tell people your needs and vision and they will help get you there.
- Look for ways to make it work - sure you can find a million reasons why you can't, but focus on why you can.
- 80% planning 20% execution - don't get caught unprepared. Plan!
- Try new things - if you keep doing what you've always done you will get what you've always got