“I always wonder how in the world (insert a name) gets so many offers and opportunities, like speaking at XYZ conference or getting an invitation for ABC. No one understands what he is selling. Frankly, when it comes to credentials, I am a lot more qualified… I network a lot, too! I just don’t understand what he does differently.”
Have you ever wondered about the same thing?
Then, you are in luck. This is NOT one of those articles you find online about networking & creating reciprocity. Here, I am going to share the secrets I found from successful entrepreneurs by closely observing what they practice (most of the time subconsciously).
The reason this post is different from other “how to identify & attract business opportunities” articles is I am going to touch on some facts that not many discuss publicly. You won’t find this on social media timelines. It’s because what I have here is the result of many “behind closed doors” conversations.
To be honest, as a revenue & growth strategist (link), I was a bit hesitant to even talk about this, as none of these are “strategies.” But at the end of this post, I will tie it all together.
And…there is more. As a little bonus, I am going to share one thing the entrepreneurs I observed would NOT do at the end of the post. This is going to help you assess whether you’ve been growing your business the right way or not.
Before diving in, let me define what “successful” means in this post since it’s a pretty broad & subjective term. Let’s start with what it’s not. Here, I don’t define successful entrepreneurs as simply those who generate a specific amount of revenue, i.e. 7 figures, 8 figures, etc. Rather, they satisfy these 3 things that are essential to be a confident and fulfilled entrepreneur:
1. Always generating leads (by being an opportunity magnet)
2. Taking care of themselves & their people (their team, family, vendors, friends & peers) to be happy
3. Having future-proof strategies
These are the only 3 jobs CEOs are responsible for. The ones I know who are doing great also have one more thing in common: they receive various business opportunities at all times. If you like the way I clarified the definition of “successful entrepreneurs,” you are in for a treat!
Now that that’s sorted, let’s unlock the secrets!