At The Growth Coach, we’re frequently telling our telling our coaches – and their clients – that building a successful business and a balanced life often starts with creating and prioritizing relationships. Not all of your clients or the people in your life should be ranked equally and it’s important to spend more time with the most important people, but that certainly doesn’t mean you can ignore the rest of your contacts!
So how do you balance and track who you reach out to and when? There are services out there, like 22Touch, that can keep you on top of this list, but even if you’re doing it on your own, it’s all about prioritized networking. Or, as a blog we read this week puts it, The Art of Pinging.
The idea of pinging is making sure that you stay in touch – and top of mind – with the people important to you and your business. That doesn’t mean you have to schedule lunches with people every day of the week or dedicate your entire day to hour-long phone calls, but it does mean you need to specifically set aside time to send a hand-written note or leave a comment on their blog.
Read the full blog post from Mark Shead here: http://www.productivity501.com/the-art-of-pinging/9155/. Are you pinging your network? Share your best practices in the comments!