Lets not beat around the bush. 2017 has been a fantastic year for team Bid and Research and importantly for our customers. The companies we work with have won contracts bid and small nationally and internationally ranging from thousands to Millions. For us that’s what it is all about WINNING. there is absolutely zero fun in just taking part. We are in the business of winning.
We have seen the team significantly grow, we have met some great new companies, we have moved to a bigger office and we continue to build with optimism for the future.
The Practical bit…
We all know the phrase
“you are the sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with”
well this year along with working our backsides off day and night we have really put this in to action investing more time and effort with our non exec and actively sourcing mentoring from those that have been there and done it. This doesn’t mean trying to make friends with every big wig in town. Its as simple as reading books by some of the most successful people in history, watching youtube videos, listening to podcasts, attending conferences and just asking. We have had mentoring sessions with people well out of our league through a bit of flattery and an offer of lunch- “Hi ____, I really admire _____ and the way you _____. It would be great to get your view on our marketing/business/growth plan etc.is there a day i could take you for lunch to get your opinion on our plans?”
It really does work. This year personal development has been off the scale and we have plans to push it even further in 2018.
What has made your year a success and what business challenges do you anticipate in 2018?
Have a great festive break and we look forward to supporting even more of you in 2018. Cheers *raises glass*
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Luck is a strange thing. A thing which I believe doesn’t really exist. However despite its non existence I plan on telling you how to be lucky… please bare with me it will all make sense soon.
I am sure we have all read or hear on a daily basis examples of luck or someone being described as lucky. But when you think about it, genuine occurrences of luck are about as rare as a blue moon. Most cases considered to be luck are a result of a series of events put together with the aim of achieving an outcome, e.g. a lucky goal (well I assume that they have been trying very hard to make this happen for a prolonged period).
My Mother thinks she is really lucky. She is always winning raffles! It is her belief that she is lucky that makes her buy tickets whenever she sees an opportunity… you see were this is going? Her persistence and belief in her own luck creates the luck. She takes a chance more often than most and it pays off probably as regularly as it would for anyone else with her belief and persistence.
But how and why does this matter? the truth is we create our own luck in all aspects of our life and in business too. So if you take more chances, grab more opportunities, work a little harder at something you can have more ‘luck’ too (which we have established doesn’t really exist). This could be taking a chance and asking a potential client to lunch, going to more networking events and making sure you talk to the most people, ask if you can quote for work, be brave, maybe even buy a raffle ticket*
*note: any lottery wins as a result of reading this blog are obliged to go 50/50 with me right! its only fair.
If we can all just take a few more chances we can all be lucky and please feel free to share with me if this approach provides any unexpected positive results for you.
I own and run a market leading bid writing consultancy which has secured over £2.5 Billion pounds worth of contracts for our customers. This didn’t happen by luck.
Thanks for reading
Tim Ward- 07877 700 70107877 700 701
Managing Director- Bid and Research Development