My favorite month starts with me riding the forward and creative storm of ideas from mixer last night in SF. Writing my AE story, not so much a how-to but maybe inadvertently so. Meeting in Rohnert Park at 11. Won’t make workout class, and I’m not sullen in such.
Reminding self to just speak, get to know the person and forget about the product and service. Speaking from Sonic’s convictions and theses, yes, but from my own as well. Aiming for today to be one of the best of the year so far, if not the single distinguishing and beaming, definitive, luminary print on my page. Will be taking a break in a minute to write in other room, with people around me talking I’m trying to focus and shove self further into thought and I notice self straining excessively. Not much, but not much IS excessive.
Everyone I met last night has their distinct thesis and aim, business and place, identity. One of them complimenting me on my energy and Sonic-speak… reminded again I need to accelerate and amplify my act in the AE track.
Looking around desk, see Happiness Project Journal. Write sentence, but not yes… don’t slow. P-O-Z, Profuse Outlaw Zone. YES! Why didn’t I think of that yesterday. What was yesterday’s acro’? Can’t remember. Don’t need to. Said to Olivia last night that the aim of POZ is to do what Sonic is already doing but differently and with more amplification… using my background in wine and education. So… what next. Happiness sentence. Done.
Not much till appt at 11. Send emails, I tell self. Hunt contacts. I don’t necessarily agree with the intonation of “hunter mentality” but that’s what I’m putting myself in. The model of POZ is very much centered around the real estate agent model and character, but minus certain specificities. Nevermind that for now, I tell myself. Aims for day…. 1, set one appointment, vendor or prospect. 2, Don’t leave office till SIX. 3, takeover bottledaux, turn it into more of a voice, more of a thing, a presence, a life, a climate….. POST TEN TIMES.
Need to narrate more, get up earlier…. I know I know, how many times do I note that. Last night over my quick dinner, and glass of AV Cabernet, reciting words to self on my business, an “elevator pitch” on ME. Sales is part of it, but knowledge is as well. What do you write, I asked self. BUSINESS, I offered, declared, affirmed and re-affirmed. That’s going to be the answer for the remainder of my narrative, and yes I’m thinking in those definite and finality, some would say grim terms.
First thing to being an AE, know YOU. What you want for the client, their business. What they want for themselves and their business. Consultancy, hospitality…. So very Zen in this wee workspace of mine. Heard one of the trainers mention writing a book, or list of “pro tips” as they described it for future hires. I think. Was listening in, but that’s how I interpreted it right or wrong, accurate or in’, and thought was a frenetic jolt of kind counsel. Have my waterfall of suggestive jots in big journal, the Apache pages. Warrior for this AE story and education. First thing…. Keep conversations moving, write more letters, listen, ask the person about their life, their business, their visions.