B2B Lead Generation: We all work so hard, but whom do we really work for?
What the real reason we work so hard?
Regardless of the name on our paychecks, the fact is that we work for our families. We want to be a good provider.
I love my wife and kids – and I want to take care of them. I’m sure you feel the same way about your family too.
Let’s also share an important point today about how to think about your business – and the need to think outside in rather than inside out. This means you work from the point of view of your customers back to you, rather than from your company’s products and services to your customers. Most companies work inside out today.
I shared the following story with Jim Burns, CEO of Avitage and Jim told me “Jeff, you and I have been thinking this way for so long, that it’s a no-brainer for us. But for most companies, it is a revolutionary idea.” I agree, Jim.
I was with the owner of an insurance agency – a new client. He said to me “I sell insurance, Jeff. That’s what I do.”
I said “No offense, Ray, but you’re wrong. Here’s what your company really does:”
You help people take risk out of their lives and protect the people and things they love.
Isn’t that what insurance is all about? He said “Wow! I LOVE how you put that! You really opened my eyes.”
I’m glad I was able to open his eyes to a service mindset – which is imperative in business today.
How about you? Do you focus on what you sell or the way you serve? Try focusing on the latter. It works.
P.S. We calculated our grades yesterday using Hubspot’s Grader.com. (I suggest you do the same on your domains too.) Not bad scores, especially considering our domains (findnewcustomers dot net and fearlesscompetitor dot com) were stolen last Fall…and these scores are for our new domains.
- Find New Customers, the b2b lead generation consultancy company site, scores 98.3 out of 100
- Fearless Competitor, our B2B lead generation and marketing blog(which publishes about 12-15 times a week), (this blog) gets 95 out of 100
- @fearlesscomp, our Twitter id, gets 100 out of 100