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The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies is the hook I hang my business hat on. This accidental, rural business, is a dream come true. One of the highlights of my life. This is my journey through the roller coaster world of business. And the choices I make in how to run my dream of a lifetime.
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
Business Is A Tough Gig. Who Do You Associate With?
Gloria Mayfield Banks says.
“If you can put your body in the same space of powerful people. You’ve done 80% of the work.
Your conversation changes. Your vision changes. Your imagination changes.
Your vision about where you want to go right now. Changes.
Invest time. And space. In meeting. And being with. The right people.”
What is it that you want to do? Achieve? Be?
Artists like to hang out with artists who are more experienced than they are. So they can learn from them.
Authors look for opportunities to hang out with successful authors. So they can learn from them.
If you’re raising funds for an organisation, meet the people who raise more funds than you do.
If you want to learn about what you want to achieve. Hang out with the people who are better than you are.
How do you do that?
If you’re an artist. Go to art shows. And meet the artists who have sold more artwork than you have.
If you’re an author. Go to a book signing of your favourite best selling author. And see if you can swing a few minutes to talk to him/her.
Fundraisers hang out together. I know. I used to be a member of the fundraising community when I was a high profile business woman in Sydney. You can meet any one of them by going to functions where they meet each other.
Or follow these people online. And start to make connections.
Becoming better is about making connections with people who are more talented. More experienced. And more knowledgeable than you are.
Most people who are good at what they do. Don’t feel threatened by people who want to learn from them. They’re human. And often want to help people up the ladder of success.
When my partner, Victor Pleshev, the architect who designed the Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover for his mother, and I started our business, The Fitz Like A Glove™ Ironing Board Cover And Other Goodies, we were helped by many people who were higher up the chain than we were.
We didn’t hang out with other people who made an ironing board cover. Or ironing board covers.
We wanted to meet successful people in business.
How did we do that?
We knocked on doors. And asked for help.
One of the most giving of people higher up the chain was Gerry Harvey. Of Harvey Norman.
Ray Martin, then of 60 Minutes. Was also very helpful.
Janet Holmes à Court. The richest woman in Australia at the time. Gave us some very sage advice.
This door knocking got us publicity that we couldn’t get on our own. These people helped up open doors that were closed to us. And gave us advice that we could never afford to pay for.
Once again. Who you associate with determines how far you will get with achieving your goals.
Whose door do you want to knock on?
~Carol Jones, Ironing Diva❤
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