I don’t journal. It’s not a habit I ever got into, and I write enough in my career that I don’t suppose it’s something I’m likely to start any time soon.
However, this has been just one of those weeks that I feel like I want to document it all just for the sake of being able to go back and relive it if ever I’m feeling a little low or feel like things are going all wrong.
This was one of those weeks where everything just seemed to be going right. I feel like I’m walking on a cloud.
So, my dear reader, this one isn’t for so much for you as it is for me. I don’t particularly love reading about another person endlessly “tooting their own horn,” so I won’t feel offended if you don’t make it all the way through! 🙂
So I’ve recently joined a BNI. If you don’t know what that is, it is Business Networking International. In a nutshell, this is an organization which, as the name suggests, has chapters all over the world. Each chapter consists of a bunch of business professionals who meet every week for the sole purpose of generating referrals for each other. There is only one person allowed per business category, so there is no competition for referrals.
Gotta put in right here, the BNI motto is “Givers Gain.” In MKMMA-speak: “Give more, get more.” Could I have joined a more perfect group?
As the newest member, I just went to my training session on Monday. At the same time as I joined, our particular BNI group had some rules changed on the corporate end so members need to enter a particular category of information into the computer system ourselves (they used to just put it down on a slip of paper for the secretary to add in). So I learned how to do it the new way. The member training was really good. Learned a lot of great stuff and when I got home I played around with the computer system to apply what I had learned. (This will be important later.)
Had a meeting after the training session to help out one of my husband’s co-workers who found out I have published my book…she wanted to ask me questions on my experience…it felt great being on the other end of it, being able to speak knowledgeably about the ins and outs of self-publishing and see her visibly relax as I was able to allay some of her concerns over how to proceed. A wonderful feeling!
Then in the evening I had a phone session scheduled with a long-time client of mine who had been dealing with a concussion – lots of horrible symptoms – for the past while. We ended up not actually needing to do a session because it turns out after our last one she’s been remarkably improved! Her headaches were almost completely gone, as with the nausea, and her energy levels were way up! We had taken a different approach with Trigger Release that last time, and apparently we found the block! I wanted to celebrate!
Tuesday I had a couple of appointments, both of which were cancelled, so I had the whole day to get stuff done. Can’t complain about that kind of day!
Yesterday I went to a networking meeting. This group meets every month. We had a replacement facilitator this time who did something a little different…after our one-minute infomercial, she told us to put to the group a request for something that could help us achieve our goals in 2016. I’m planning to do a workshop for the beginning of January, and I had no idea how to get my flyers in front my target audience (spiritual workers)…that has been causing me some concern for several weeks now. No sooner had I asked the question than one of the members offered to send me some names of people to talk to. Wow! She has just done so, so I’m on my way.
I don’t know what has happened. I’ve been attending this same group for a while, but all of a sudden, I feel like I really belong there. I’m enjoying myself simply getting to know the other people, not thinking about how this might immediately turn into business. I was having a lovely conversation with a gentleman there about energy work and a few minutes into the conversation he asked if he could buy a copy of my book! Wow!
I went to my parents place for dinner that night, and thinking about BNI and wanting to be able to provide a referral for someone for the next meeting, I decided to ask them some questions about their home insurance. As it turns out, their premiums are going up in January so they’d love a quote from the insurance broker in my group. Yay! I can give a referral!
Before I left, my mom gave me some money because she sold one of my books to a cousin she has visited. Another book!
Best of all, I got home to discover that one of my books was purchased online from California…it turns out my awesome MKMMA Guide, Stephen, ordered one as well. 🙂
And today was the BNI meeting. The franchise owner came in to do a talk about the new computer system to get everyone up to speed on how it all worked; since I’d already been using it, I was able to ask a lot of questions and answer some as well…all that positive attention…I felt like a rock star! Every month they recognize the people who have scheduled the highest number of one-to-ones with other members in the group, and the one with the most referrals. To my surprise, I won the certificate for the most one-to-ones. And then at the end of the meeting, I also won the “door prize” which they give out weekly to one of the people who gave a referral or brought visitors to the meeting that week.
And finally, the icing on the cake came in just a short time ago. One of the BNI members had a session with me on Friday and did a brief testimonial for me during the meeting (forgot to mention that one!) but she has also put one in writing on the BNI recommendations section of my profile. It’s too good not to share:
“When I first met with Renu, I was unsure of what I was getting myself into. After I left our session, I felt like a whole new person. It was an amazing eye-opener. I was able to let go of some negativity in my life that has been holding me back from opportunities and my overall self confidence. Renu also helped with my constant crave for sugar and sweets (which I thought could never go away!). It was amazing to see Renu break down to specific events that have caused my cravings for sugar and my dislike of a variety of foods. I was extremely impressed and happy with my first session. Renu is so passionate and educated about Trigger Release Methods which is no surprise that I left our session feeling amazing. Thank you Renu for all your help! :)”
I don’t know if it’s BNI, MKMMA, or just the fact that I eat, sleep, and breathe subconscious work (working on myself as much as I can!) but whatever it is, I am so very, very grateful for it and intend to do everything I can to deserve it.