You can’t change where people look. All you can do is move.

Call me crazy, but it still irritates me when people don’t see me or respond when I’m trying to get their attention.

Time to look in the mirror.

 

I’m not proud of it, but I miss a lot of important people or things that are right in front of me too.

8pm Warrior - You Cant Change Where People Are Looking

It’s the same with your potential customers, employees, or others that really ought to know about you or your company.

Why are they ignoring you?

Why won’t people respond?

Why aren’t they seeing the updates, blog posts, tweets, videos, emails, etc you’ve worked so hard to create?

It’s because they’re not looking in your direction.

For better or worse, I sometimes miss what’s in front of me because I’m looking too far ahead. Other times, I’m intensely focused on something close.  Sound familiar?

In the same way, your customers might be focused on cute cat videos instead of your funny commercial. Your email might not be returned because they’re looking forward to vacation.

We all have blinders on.

The key is doing something about it:

  1. If they are focused on the future, write and share big picture content
  2. If they are intensely focused on solving a problem, help them out
  3. If they are addicted to cute cats, put cute cats in your videos
  4. If they are focused on vacation, talk about their vacation pictures

In the Attention Era, you can’t change where people are looking.  All you can do is move.

That’s why the best leaders are always moving.

Thanks for seeing me tonight,

Aaron @Biebert

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The Google+ Directory (add yourself here)

So you’re on Google+ and it’s so quiet you can hear a pin drop?  Do not fear, your fellow 8pm Warriors are here!

Since the search tool isn’t helpful for finding new people, I’m starting this Google+ directory to help us find each other.  This method might be the only way, a sort of #FollowFriday for this new network.Google Plus Logo

Want to help out and connect with others?

Just follow the three steps below!  I look forward to connecting!

Step One:

Post the link to your Google+ profile in the comment section below. Mine looks like this:

https://plus.google.com/115187953339340278872/about

Also, include some key topics in your comment so that others can easily determine if you’re a good fit for their network.

Step Two:

Share this directory. It will only work if we get enough people to contribute to it. Take a minute (literally) to share it with the share buttons on top or bottom of this post.

 

Step Three:

Take some time and connect with your fellow 8pm Warriors!  Enjoy!

If you still need an invite, I will continue to invite email subscribers to Google+ on a regular basis.

 

Have a great day connecting!

Aaron@Biebert

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