Welcome to the Referral Fire Blog, formerly the Referral Fire Newsletter.
PLEASE Only read if you want more referrals!!!
A mentor of mine once said if you are going to be a leader you have to stop chopping down trees. I was not clear on exactly what he meant. He continued on, saying that leaders put down the ax, climb the tree and use vision to point their team in the right direction.
Over the years I have learned the importance of pointing my team in the right direction. Your vision allows you to point your network in the right direction as well.
“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might just get there.” -Yogi Berra
So what does this quote have to do with Referral Marketing? Everything. If you don’t have the vision, direction, and discipline to know where you are going how will you train your network to help you get there? Clearly stating your vision is the first step to inspiring people to refer you. So take a moment and think about what really drives you, what pulls you through the difficult days. How do you want to change the world? Make that your vision. Share it with your network so they are inspired to help you achieve it.
Our vision for this blog is to give you weekly action items and thought-provoking ideas to “Fire Up Your Referrals”. If you want more referrals for your business, you are in the right place. We are excited to launch the Referral Fire Blog. We thank the thousands of Referral Fire Newsletter subscribers for continuing to ask that we bring the newsletter back as a blog.
Our blog will be more informative than ever. We will help you clear through all the referral marketing information out there and give you the tools to grow your business. We have over 100 articles ready to share with you and we are creating more all the time. Our blog will have two authors as well as guest authors from time to time. The main authors are Richard Martin, the original author of the Referral Fire newsletter and David Alexander, bestselling author of Networking Like a Pro. Join us in embracing a lifestyle of high achievement!
A little about Rich. He is the Chief Catalyst at Shifu at Rou Long Ma Taijiquan.