Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The ABC's of Networking: M is for MEGA

I do not know who said it first, but if you want to succeed (with networking or ANYTHING else in your life) you need to:

Go Big, or Go Home!!!

Too many people try to achieve success without having a BHAG (Big, Hairy, Audacious Goal). Do you think that Microsoft began because Bill Gates vision was for a little software company? Did Michael Dell revolutionize the computer industry with small goals? Did Google succeed by just wanting to be another search engine?

NO. All of these companies achieved greatness because they sought industry domination.

Do not just host events, host AMAZING events. Don't just treat people well, treat them like GOLD. It is not just about delivering average products and services, deliver the BEST products and services. And don't just set goals, set MEGA goals.

Mega success is a product of mega goals.

While searching (on Google) with my computer (manufactured by Dell, using Microsoft software) to find who coined the phrase "Go Big or Go Home" (FYI, I did not find the the answer), I did discover a book by the same title by Wil Schroter . He had some great points about mega thinking"

Vision - Think BIG, the way companies like Google, PayPal and Skype do

Growth - Learn how to compress time to grow faster than your competition

Marketing - Position your company as Number One right from Day One

Capital - Forget raising capital, learn how to create capital and leverage what you have today

Management - Leverage your smaller size to run circles around your larger competitors

Great advice for anyone who is looking for success. Even if you do not reach your target, buy setting mega-huge-giant goals you are more likely to outpace your competition. Being average gets you nowhere.


Have A Great Day.

Thom Singer

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