Are you too slow?

If you want to be great in business, you have to be fast.
So here’s a question for you.

Out of 10, what would you rate your ‘Speed To Opportunity?’
How quickly do you respond when an opportunity comes your way?

Here’s an example that happened to me recently.
I was looking to hire a PR firm for a coaching client of mine.
I rang three PR companies and left a message, asking them to ring me about a significant account they could win.
Two days later, only one had called me back!
Their Speed To Opportunity was ridiculously slow. And no surprise, they did not get the contract.

What about you?

How quickly do you call a prospect back when they call?
When you have an idea for your business, how soon do you implement it?
When you want to try some marketing, how long does it take before you actually do it?

When you act fast lots of good things happen:
You win business you wouldn’t have won if you were slow.
You hire good people, that would have chosen a job elsewhere if you had not acted swiftly.
You build momentum – and opportunities naturally occur from that increased pace.
And you personally feel ever more confident as you see positive things happening quickly in your business.

There’s an old saying in business: ‘Money loves speed.’
If you ranked your Speed To Opportunity under 8 out of 10, it’s time to speed things up.

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