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How Do You Stay Motivated To Network When All You Want To Do Is Go Home?

How Do You Stay Motivated To Network When All You Want To Do Is Go Home?

I was recently asked the following question “How do you stay motivated to go to networking meetings after a long day in the office, when all you want to do is go home?”

This was a fantastic question that caught me off guard just a bit.  It caught me off guard because it really made me think about why it was that I am always motivated to go to the meetings, and to continue to invest the time networking.  Make no mistake networking is a true INVESTMENT of time.  There can be such a lag in time before we realize results from our networking efforts we do need to stay motivated to keep going despite the lack of immediate results.

I was recently asked the following question “How do you stay motivated to go to networking meetings after a long day in the office, when all you want to do is go home?”

This was a fantastic question that caught me off guard just a bit.  It caught me off guard because it really made me think about why it was that I am always motivated to go to the meetings, and to continue to invest the time networking.  Make no mistake networking is a true INVESTMENT of time.  There can be such a lag in time before we realize results from our networking efforts we do need to stay motivated to keep going despite the lack of immediate results.

So, my answer immediately was “I don’t know I just believe in the importance.”  I don’t think I really thought about it myself, but there was one very important word in my answer which was BELIEVE. 

I truly believe, and passionately believe, that what I am doing is important, and that networking with others to learn about what their passion is, and how I can help them achieve their goals is important.  Are there days where my motivation can lag a bit?  Sure.  I think we all have days where we are slightly less enthusiastic than others, but it is vital for our success to stay focused, to keep believing, and to keep working as hard as we can.  It is those who do that that achieve the results they desire.

When I am having a day where I need some additional motivation I go out and seek it.  I refuse to let those days have an effect on my goals and dreams.  I look for it wherever I can.  This is a video that I watch weekly just to keep me focused on what it is I am working hard for.  I encourage you to take the 9 minutes to watch this video today, and whenever you are feeling a lack of motivation.

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The next time you question whether you WANT to go to that next networking event, or meeting, or whether you would rather just go home, ask yourself how bad to you want the results?  How bad do you want to reach your goals?  How important are they to you?  What is it you are trying to accomplish with your life, and business, and which action is going to help you get there?  How much are you going to let a bad day, or lack of energy, affect your dreams?  How much do you really desire SUCCESS?

There are too many people in our world who say they have goals, who say they want to be successful.  The truth is it is only the ones who are willing to keep at it, who are willing to never give up, who are willing to invest the time and energy, who are willing to learn how to make themselves the best they can be that will ever reach their desired level of success.  Too many people will give themselves the excuse of “it’s been a long day”, or “I’m tired”, or any other excuse they can to not do the work.  Net-WORKING is no different.  Growing your business and reaching your desired level of Success THROUGH Referrals® is no different.  Remain focused on your dreams, and goals, and invest the time networking with other like minded professionals and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish!