7 Jun

The Art Of Follow Up (Best of the Best Series 1 of 5)

by DanM in Uncategorized No Comments

***Daily Dose Of Dan***

FOLLOW UP OR FUCK UP

I’m going to give you one very simple, very useful (statistically 96% of you don’t do this) piece of advice.

Either:

  • follow up or
  • fuck up

It doesn’t matter what it is

  • a potential lead
  • a pitch
  • a date
  • a meeting request

Shall I tell you why I am successful?

I.
Don’t.
Give.
Up.

I got my mentor – by following up.

I got the biggest account in my headhunting days – by following up.

I have 200+ clients in ESPRESSO WITH DAN – by following up.

And now, I’m going to flip it.

I RESPECT people who follow ME up.

I am busy.

I live life on my own terms.

I have a simple rule: if you are a friend or are investing money in anything I do?

You get first priority.

Want me to be on your podcast, look at your product, ask my opinions – I will do it – I promise.

But when I’m ready.

It’s not an arrogance thing – if you have followed me for some time, you will know I don’t see myself in that way. But if you want something which – let’s be honest – benefits you?

Be prepared to follow up!

Was discussing this with a friend earlier – he gave someone an opportunity who has wanted to work with him sometime.

Well, that was presented over a week ago.

Guess what?
Still no word.

Oh, and if I think you have potential but you are being a bit of a fucking melt – I promise you I will read and ignore your messages. 🙂

I want people in my world who are like me – who actually have some hunger and don’t expect an easy route because I tell you – the more effort you make more I’ll return in spades.

But I will be a dick if you have been a soft arse for a while…especially if you are talented. Ha!

When Ryan Levesque gave me an opportunity? I went nearly 2 days without sleep to over deliver on what he wanted.

When Ryan Lee gave me an opportunity to speak at Freedym Fest I did a round trip to NYC in 24 hours because it was such a good opportunity.

When Dexter Abraham agreed to work with me after me hassling the crap out of him FOR MONTHS I didn’t balk at what I had to do to join him.

I just
Made.
It.
Happen.

But, NONE of the above would have happened without some tenacity.

Following up and being persistent without being a pest.

How many times have you reached out to someone ONCE – didn’t hear back and then did nothing else?

Or you had a potential lead who said I’ll think about it – or even a ‘no thank you’ and left it at that.

Is that you?

If so – you are not only leaving a lot of money on the table, you seriously need to grow some balls/ovaries.

Again simple. If you have an opportunity either

  • follow up or
  • fuck up

Many of the very successful people I work with have MASSIVE respect for tenacity, resilience, balls/ovaries (…these are all key parts of my GRIT programme for a reason.)

Stop.
Giving up.
Start following up.
Be a little cheeky.
See what happens…

DanM

Wirte, Blogger, Entrepreneur.

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