PP 211: How Responsive are You?

Episode Transcription – How Responsive Are You?

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I have an immediate question for you. How relatable are you? If you’re wondering what I mean here’s what I want you to consider when you get a Facebook message from somebody who’s admiring your work, do you respond to them? Or do you let it be ignored? Or when you receive an email? Are you responding? Or are you just shifting it aside and saying, that’s great? Do you give people a way to connect with you on your website? And do you actually respond to them when they do? It’s amazed me over the past year that so many people that I reach out to who I know in some cases have seen my messages, just simply ignore them. Well, I know that sometimes emails and Facebook messages can get lost in the shuffle. Because Hey, I would be lying if I said that it hasn’t happened to me. It never ceases to amaze me how surprised people are what I actually write back to them. In Episode 209 of the podcast, I talked about the five people that we associate the most with, and I briefly discussed how my mentors in the last couple years have shifted from people who are focusing on making an income to people who are focusing on making an impact. Now, let me tell you, one of the biggest differences I have seen between these two different groups of people are that those who are focusing on making an income only respond to me if they think that there is a way that they can actually sell me something. Those who are focused on making an impact. Have somebody if even just somebody on their team respond personally and thank me for my message. Yes, sometimes there’s an automatic response. But more times than not, I do receive a personal response from somebody on the team. The few moments that it actually takes to craft a response and send it out, are invaluable to you as you’re building your brand. And as you’re building your reputation, I do realize that these responses can add up over time. However, there are even tools out there that can help you send these message Messages a lot faster. For example, on my Mac, I use a tool called text expander. Where I have a couple and by couple actually mean two responses to a question I get asked quite often. And all I had to do is type a couple keystrokes into an email or into a Facebook message. And text expander automatically puts the response in, and I can shoot it on its way. But by taking those two moments to actually respond, the person who sent me the initial message knows that they’ve been heard, and that I actually care to respond to them. So now I want to challenge you. How responsive are you? Perhaps you can’t go get text expander today, or, or perhaps you don’t have a Mac. But setting up a document in Google Docs or on notes would give you the ability to respond to each and every message. Even if you can’t do a specific response for that person. Don’t let your tribe big If you receive a compliment in the email, let the person know that their compliment was appreciated. Those people will go on and spread your name and continue sharing your good work with the world. So today go see how you can be more responsive. And with that said, Go forth and make it a positive and a productive day.