Matthew Turner, Author at The Contactually Blog | For Relationship-Based Businesses
The 3 Deadly Mistakes that Real Estate Agents Make

The 3 Deadly Mistakes that Real Estate Agents Make

Are you making one of these 3 deadly mistakes that cost you time, money, and clients? There’s a good chance you are, although don’t worry because making one (or more) of these mistakes may become the best thing you ever do (so long as you approach them properly). You see, you become a success story, not in spite of your mistakes, but because of them. Mistakes teach you, help you grow, and ensure you stand out in a crowded marketplace. But they also have the power to cripple you (especially the three dangerous mistakes I’m about to share). So, what’s the solution? That’s what I’m going to share with you, but first let me say: Your Mistakes Help You Find Your “Right” Client… There are two types of client in this world: the right kind, and the wrong kind. The right kind help you become the go-to leader in your space. Whereas the wrong kind drain you, and ensure you survive instead of thrive. Your aim is to have the ‘right’ kind of client, yes? Of course it is, which is why your mistakes are important. Because after interviewing 163 business owners, executives, authors, and thought leaders for my latest book, I’ve discovered how the mistakes you make are what help you find the ‘right’ kind of client. This helps you stand out in a crowded marketplace. This helps you achieve more by working less. This leads to YOUR success. With this mind, which of these mistakes are you making…? Mistake 1: You Communicate Poorly There’s a good chance you ineffectively communicate with your clients. I’m not saying you don’t speak to...
3 Ways to Connect With Busy Entrepreneurs

3 Ways to Connect With Busy Entrepreneurs

Today’s guest post is brought to you by Matthew Turner from Turndog. Matthew is a brand storyteller, author, and successful networker. Contactually is a chapter partner of the book and to learn more and how you can benefit, Click here to grab your free digital bundle. Read on for his expertise on ways to connect with busy entrepreneurs. While speaking to my buddy Jacob the other day, we discussed our list of shared friends, acquaintances, and peers. As we countered one another with various names, I realized I’d met many of these people through someone else. I know it’s a cliche to say it’s who you know rather then what you know, but to a large extent it’s true. If you work for yourself like me, or you’re an entrepreneur, business owner, or executive, you know the importance of relationships. It’s why we both share a common love for Contactually, a platform designed to help you build and nurture them. Simply put, knowing people provides vast benefits: knowledge, introductions, work, opportunity, mentorship, ideas, etc… So whoever you are and whatever it is you do, improving your connections should be high on your agenda, and as someone who’s interviewed 160+ inspiring individuals for my latest book, the power on the offer is great. But you don’t need to write a book or produce a podcast to connect with busy individuals, merely possessing the willingness to meet them, help them, being thoughtful and interesting is vital. And although there are many reasons why you should forever network, there’s one that stands head-and-shoulders above the rest… The Single Reason You Should Connect With...