Just a short blog for everyone tonight. I'm doing updates to the site, listening to the Yankee game. Thought this would be a neat short story about Linkedin.
I've always stated that as long as you work hard you never know what tomorrow will bring you.
For years and years I've spent at least 30-45 minutes a day on Linkedin. Whether it's giving congrats for a new job/position, posting links to this site, posting interesting links to other sites, sharing threads, and making sure I send everyone a "happy birthday" note.
It's just something I do. Recently, I heard a statement that it takes 21-28 days of doing something to make it a habit. Guessing that's the same for athletes when they practice over and over to get that muscle memory. Linkedin has become a daily part of my selling day, whether it's for the copiers that I sell or promoting the Print4Pay Hotel. Yup, it's a habit now
Today was kinda busy, I was on the phone (hands free) when I received a call from outside of my area code. I thought it was just another telemarketer (did I just write that!), I answered the call and was pleasantly surprised. It was one of my Linkedin contacts, and that person was in the market for a copier ASAP. I stated that I would call back as soon as I got back to my office.
We did the call, defined the needs and the one requirement was that the copier was needed ASAP. Traditionally I don't send proposals, I will send the other docs because it can speed up the order process. In addition the client has all of the T's & C's. There was no time to visit the client, I was told to send the docs for a review. About thirty minutes later I had the signed order docs in my email. WooHoo!
It wasn't a large order and wasn't a small one either. But it was a net new account that directly came from Linkedin.
Just thought that was neat that hard work does pay-off and as long as you work hard you never know what tomorrow will bring you.