Do you credibly walk your story talk through every phase of each project? Not only to create a compelling business case or project narrative. End of story. But also, to build strategic relationships throughout the breadth and depth of your own and your clients’ organizations? The never-ending story.
Similarly, do you spiel the sales blah-blah-blah long enough to close a contract? Without any real intention of walking your story to create post-sale continuity to retain clients?
Regardless of your professional discipline, isn’t it about time to walk your story talk in each other’s direction, for starters? An entire universe of unknown go-to resources awaits you, when you work on behalf of better serving each other, first. So you can better serve and retain clients.
What worked yesterday may be too tired out to work well, today and tomorrow. Are you searching for strategic stories that not only retain clients, but also catalyze your own career trajectory? Contact me and set up a complementary 15-minute discovery call. Let’s get you to where you need to go. Together.
Something interesting happens when you purposefully walk your story talk with a strategic perspective.
You extend your professional perspective beyond the confines of your professional role. Because you are in continuous pursuit of What’s Next: for you, your colleagues, and your clients.
Think about it. That type of one millimeter mindset evolves you beyond “that’s not my responsibility” syndrome. Since everyone is interconnected in a network of people, processes, software and hardware. Together. That network is the type of business ecosystem required, moving forward.
Because, first, throughout our Covid-19 adventure, our business ecosystem has changed. As a result, next colleagues and clients learned just who they can trust to have their backs, to get to where they need to go. One millimeter at a time. Together. Do your clients and colleagues have that trust in you?
Today, tomorrow and moving forward, your career trajectory is based on your ability to walk your story talk with purpose and substance. Instead of spieling Yesterday’s blah-blah-blah. And telling everyone what you think they want to hear. Just to get what you want. Not providing clients and colleagues with what they, first and foremost, really need.
Consider that colleagues and clients are now cynical about and skeptical of yesterday’s “business as usual” standard operating procedure. Spieling one-size-fits-all, blah-blah-blah selling stories. Or, creating a project or business narrative that is you-focused instead of client-focused. What got you to where you were in March just may not be enough to get you to where you need to go, future-forward.
Can you walk your story talk? Moving forward together, colleagues and clients are looking for trustworthy people to have their backs: continuously and consistently. So, everyone gets to where they need to go. Together. One millimeter at a time. Is that person you?
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