In the early fall of 2009 I was looking at the progress of my career. In the 18 months prior to that point I had created two on line based businesses and knew they would be successful long term. But something was missing and I was trying to pinpoint what it was.
I remembered a presentation by Ernie Cheu who is the author of “Soul Currency”. Ernie told his story of how when things turned south for him he dug deep and reflected on the key success factors when he was riding high. He then began doing again what he was doing then and regained his foundation to move forward.
In my life the number one element that was apparent in every case where I had accomplished huge professional success was this …relationships.
Between early 2008 and fall of 2009 I had developed several business models on line and connected with many wonderful people. However the relationships were different in most cases. I say most because I am blessed with having developed very close relationships with wonderful people who I met on line .
With that brief background you may appreciate my decision in early fall of 2009 to renew my connections with highly successful people. Once I decided that I became very relaxed about the outcome and continued on with my daily/weekly priorities.
And then the phone rang.
From that moment forward I began connecting with an increasing number of very successful people. I didn’t connect all the dots at the time. However beginning in late December 2009 I heard the word “relationships” beginning to echo loudly in my ears and then repeated because the person who called and who I am now working with is all about teaching and being an example of the importance of relationships. Thank you JT Foxx
One of JT’s coaches is Nido Qubein, the president of High Point University.Nido is a remarkable man who came to this country with $50 in pocket and is very prosperous in all areas of his life. He created it and is as excited about what he does as anyone I have ever met.
Recently I was with a group of our top clients at High Point University. Nido delivered a 3.5 hour message to our group. One of us in attendance asked him what his number one point of advice was. Nido talked about his mother and the advise she gave him. She said connect with the experts who are an example of what you want to be. Nido further clarified this in a brief private discussion with me. He said “once you define success for you, find those who you feel be exemplify that definition. Then clarify the attributes they have that you don’t or you need to be better at. Once you do this then it is matter of taking steps to advance your own attributes that you have identified as those being important for you to be where you want to be. Stated another way seek out the experts then become an expert by developing the skills of the experts.
Nobody had ever clarified it for me like that before. But in an instant I got is and I knew that in many respect I have followed that guidance. I also knew I did not follow that guidance to my potential.
Nido was taking about relationships. JT teaches how to develop key relationships all the time. Our coaching, mentoring, consulting program reinforces for our student how to develop key relationships and take action to implement that guidance. Both Nide and JT are talking about the right relationships. That is the key ..the right relationships.
If you are to develop powerful relationships then you must learn how to network, you must learn how to communicate…you must be prepared. There are specific steps we teach for developing relationships and there are those chance encounters that seem to be a coincidence. You never know when a visit to the coffee shop, restaurant, gym, church, grocery store could be the key relationship that makes a huge difference in your life.
I have written about the Top 1 mindset in previous articles. That attitude plus the associated skills and actions is well worth the effort. However, none of us ever accomplishes anything of consequence alone. The more powerful the relationships, the faster you will achieve your ever expanding goals.
Here is an example: JT started his coaching program about the beginning of 2009. It grew to a multi-million dollar a year business in less that 12 months. He hosts on his show well know success stories including Robert Kiyosaki, Jack Canfield, George Ross and many more (visit The JT Foxx Show for more examples) On June 12 and 13, 2010 JT is bring a former leader of a G8 country to Toronto for a major event. We will have a capacity crowd of more than 500 people. VIP tickets for dinner, a picture with this leader who we cannot name for security reasons, plus the event ticket are still available for $495. (email me for more information) The event itself is only $95.
Imagine the credibility of having your picture taken with a former leader of a G8 country. JT still talks about the value of having met and his picture with Senator John McCain. In fact later this year and early 2011 there are additional events materializing that will also be “off the charts” with the keynote speakers lining up. This all happens because of relationships.
Key events are great opportunities to network. Our students are increasingly successful in part because of the networking they are doing at these and other events. Just yesterday in a coaching call I advised one of our students to move forward from a goal of attracting $300,000 in investor money to $14,000,000. With that redefined goal we developed the action steps which will start to be implemented in less than a week. I am confident he will line up a pool of $14 million for investing in his deals.
No matter what your goals are, you will accelerate the achievement of those goals by forming key relationships. Key relationships are with those people who are masters of the characteristics you know are must haves for you.
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About: Steve Pohlit is a CPA,MBA and has been the CFO of several major domestic and international companies. Steve is The Managing Director of Top 1 Coaching/Consulting of The JT Foxx Organization. He is an expert business coach and consultant focused on building massive business profits and net asset value. He is very experienced with Internet marketing and social media marketing. All articles published by Steve unless specifically restricted may be freely published with this resource information.