Thursday, March 13, 2008

How to Kill Two Stones with One Bird, Part 2




















I don't believe in luck.

Even when I did the piece for 20/20, I explained my philosophy on the subject:

1. Luck is about being in the right place at the right time - so, therefore, be in a LOT of places.

2. L.U.C.K is an acronym for "Working Your Ass Off"

3. Luck is about leverage.


Today, I'd like to talk about #3.

As you've read before, I'm a big believer in killing two stones with one bird.

And in my experience, the ULTIMATE "Leverage Question" goes a little like this:

Now that I have this, what else does this make possible?

Let's explore a few examples:

Now that you have A NEW WEBSITE, what else does this make possible?

o How about a valid reason to follow up with all of your prospects?
o Or a new place to send people who want to find out more about you?
o Maybe a new pool of customers you otherwise wouldn’t be able to reach?


Now that you have THIS NEW BOOK, what else does this make possible?

o Perhaps an “entrĂ©e” into a particular niche?
o Maybe an increase in your fee?
o Or an amendment to your bio that includes the title, “Author”?


Now that you have 500 BLOG POSTS, what else does this make possible?

o How about compiling them into an ebook?
o Or maybe even a REAL book?
o Perhaps a “Top 10 Posts of All Time”?


Now that you're WORKING WITH AN INDUSTRY LEADER, what else does this make possible?

o Maybe credibility to work with its competitors?
o Or clout to work with anyone in the same industry?
o How about using their testimonial to beef up your credentials?


Now that you were FEATURED ON THE NEWS, what else does this make possible?

o One of those “AS SEEN ON” stickers for your front door?
o Perhaps an “in” with similar stations?
o Maybe a reason to send an email every single person you know?


Now that you WON THAT FANCY AWARD, what else does this make possible?

o Charging a premium?
o How about a plaque for the lobby?
o Maybe a reason to be more selective with your customers?


LET ME ASK YA THIS...
Now that you have (x), what else does this make possible?

LET ME SUGGEST THIS...
For a list called "61 Leverage Questions to Kill Two Stones with One Bird," send an email to scott@hellomynameisscott.com and I'll hook you up!

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
scott@hellomynameisscott.com

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