Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Organized, at last!

I've done it. I've organized my blog, but splitting it into two different ones. I'll no longer be a schizophrenic writer, bashing away at the keyboard, wondering if I'm a filmmaking Mama of a premature child, or if I'm a Relationship Gardener, showing others how to plant and nurture client relationships to increase their business sales, referrals and their personal relationships too, along the way. Sooooo, Pearls of Wisdom remains my personal blog, about my child and other creative projects! The Connecting Point (www.freyasnestegg.blogspot.com) is my new blog about relationship gardening, for clients and curious alike. What a relief!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Is Your Account in Overdraft?

How are your relationships doing in this economy? Have you "over-spent" in the good times, cashing in on too many favours but not returning them when it was clearly needed? Did you make deposits steadily into your relationships while the economy was good or did you try to buy your way out of debt, because your business did well in the bull market without having to spend time on an activity without a clearly-defined ROI?

Well, my friend, these are the days of reckoning. The result of those actions will now become clear. If you are struggling in your business; if your business is floundering in these rough, economic times; if your client base has diminished; if you now need to re-invent the marketing wheel in order to find new ways to increase your client base.... then, you are overdrawn my friend.

If referrals are flowing in more than ever, because friends and colleagues want to ensure your business does well, then you have secured solid relationships, your 'savings' account is healthy and you have an excellent cash position.

What can you do today, to solidify relationships with those around you? It's not just what you know, and it's not just who you know, it's who you have given to and who you have served, that will make the world go around.

Think about it.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


When in doubt, Robert Fulghum's classic list, "All I Ever Really Needed to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten", is a pretty good rule of thumb. And I think everyone struggles with each one of those items from time to time.

There is one gem that has not made it to the list, however, and that's LISTEN. In order to get along with others, in order to create a Win Win situation in all levels of our life, we need to listen to what the other kids in the sandbox are trying to say. Only then, may we work together to build sandcastles that benefit everyone involved.