Last week was terrible! I worked for almost 80 hours and being social was more an obligation than pleasure. I have learned that exhaustion doesn’t raise the quality of my work and it doesn’t make me a good company either.
I did not manage to write my blogs and I had to deliver rubbish two days in a row. I have to be more careful when planning work in order to deliver quality.
This morning I was thinking that if I were better at networking, then maybe I didn’t have to work as much as I do now?
I read a small and wise book a couple of years ago called “The Go-Giver” and basically the message was to give in order to receive. Everything you want from life you have to give out.
So, what is it that I want since I work so much and do I get it? I clearly don’t get what I want since I keep struggling.
This is what I want
I want money so that I can pay my bills and provide food and a bit of fun.
I want to earn a living writing.
I want more clients in my clinic so that I don’t have to do extra work elsewhere.
I want to be able to spend more time with my girlfriend, my family and my friends.
I want to exercise or to give my home more attention.
This is what I have to give
To get what I want I need someone to give it to me. But why should anyone give me what I want and how can they give me what I want? Basically I’m asking for time and money. Isn’t that what we all want?
The secret is to be specific about what I want and then take one thing at the time and figure out how I can add value to my network in order to get what I need.
E.g. to make a living blogging I have to write something people would want to read. I also have to find readers for what I write. Thus, I have to give quality content and show it to people whom value the content.
At the present time I have a lot of quality to deliver, but I don’t have anyone to receive it. That is why I have to focus on networking.
The best way to get success is to network and to add value to your network. You cannot get success alone!