Full Circle

Last weekend I volunteered at Hoʻoulu ʻĀina through HIHO and Kokua Kalihi Valley (KKV). This was an experience. The 80 or so volunteers gathered in a grass area and naturally put ourselves in a circle without any kind of instruction. I’m lucky to have this experience, meet all the wonderful stewards, and build/learn/share knowledge. Photo by R. Jeung.

This is my 52nd post. Meaning I reached my goal of blogging weekly for a year.

Like the metric of talking to 100 people a week, blogging was an exercise for me to share my perspectives and also keep log of all the ideas and projects I’m actively pursuing.

So what does this mean for you as my audience? Well, I’m planning to shake things up a bit. This year I’m planning to blog a lot more sporadically and naturally.

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Don’t Be Another Number

Started with a goal, defined metrics, and continued with consistent revisits. Photo by D. Ramos

At the end of February 2018, I had the honor of giving a presentation to an Intro to Management class at Remington College. One of the things that I talked about is keeping metrics.

When I first started my business, a very kind entrepreneur shared with me a goal she set. She made it her priority to meet 100 people per week. This was almost a year ago and I put that metric into play.

I’m sharing with you today the tool I used to keep track of that metric. I carried a clicker around for several months, logging the amount of people I met and/or had a conversation. We can go into a whole discussion of “what’s a contact” but I want to emphasize something else in this post. It’s about forming the habit of reaching out to people.

A number alone won’t automatically give me business but getting used to exercising made a world of a difference. I got to a point where I didn’t need a clicker and my gut tells me what a good week feels like. Now my focus is on great, inspirational conversations. However, I’m anticipating I can plateau. It’s a balancing act.

Maybe you’re like me where decisions are based on guts. Revisiting metrics can get you propelling forward. Are you challenged with where to start? Holler @ me, let’s talk story.