The ostrich is the world’s largest bird. It can run at speeds up to 43 mph.
Contrary to popular belief (and apparently contrary to this photo), ostriches do not hide their heads in the sand at the first sign of trouble. According to the National Geographic, ostriches lie low and press their long necks to the ground in an attempt to become less visible.
Eagles on the other hand, tend to cause trouble for others. They get many of their meals from fishing, scavenging or even stealing their meals from other predators.
Are you striving to lie low and wait for the economic rebound to take hold? Or are you on the hunt for opportunities? I’m not suggesting you steal from others, but do recommend you become more proactive at seeking out your next client.
Here are some simple actions you can take to create more revenue opportunities for your business:
1. Stay in touch with prospects and clients. Even though they may not be buying from you right now, they are more likely to reach out to you when they do start spending if they remember that you exist. People are bombarded with messages all day long through the media, email and face-to-face interactions. If your name, face or logo aren’t in the mix, it will disappear into the background and you’ll lose out on potential future business.
2. Create partnerships with kindred spirits. Find people/businesses that sell to the same market that you serve and package your services in unique ways that others can’t match.
3. Upgrade/update your offer. F ind out what specific problems your market is suffering from right now that you can help with. Design something new to meet the current trends and issues of the day.
Simple targeted acts can make a big difference. It’s action that matters. Jay Conrad Levinson, Guerrilla Marketing, said “Consistency and persistence will pay off better than occasional brilliance“.
Take consistent action even if it’s not the perfectly though-out mega plan in your head.