When to throw out a business card

When To Throw Out A Business Card

It’s not just a matter of clutter. It’s not just a matter of contact management. Some of your contacts in your management files need to be thrown out also. It’s about productivity. It’s about making sure you are really moving your business forward and not just doing busy work.

Those contacts that you do not actively work are useless. It’s great when you have an autoresponder going out, and they get messages out to your contacts. However, some of your contacts, you have not written a note, an email, or made a call to in over a year. What do you do with that? If you want to re-establish contact, then do so with some information that benefits that person. If you can not find anything that really helps them, then forget it. I just recently got an email from someone I literally have not heard from in 2 years or more.

This person stopped returning phone calls or emails a LONG time ago. The email told me all about the charity she’ll be participating in and how much money I need to donate to help. In and of itself, this is great. I am happy she has found something to make her life meaningful. I am happy to donate to causes. At the same time, I am thinking, hmmm. This is the only thing you have to say to me? Give some money?

So, do yourself a favor. Make a real effort to connect or just drop it. You will run into that person some where and have the opportunity to start over. In the meantime, if you make they feel like you just want to use them, it’s not going to work. So look at your contacts. Send them something good for them ( not you) and drop the rest.

If you have gotten busy and do not regularly speak to your important contacts, change your schedule and start making time for that.

So, when was the last time you threw out a business card and why?

Christmas for Pomona Black Infant Health Program

On the January 19, 2010 I was installed as the new Co-Chair of the Board of Prototypes Black Infant Health Program.
This organization is dedicated to reducing the death rate of African American Babies in the area of Pomona California.
I will be telling you more about it in the future.

Directly, we are focused on Holidays. We serve 28 clients and are giving them grocery store gift certificates for the holidays.
Our goal is to give each client 2 ( two) $20 gift certificates to the local grocery stores-
Food for less or

So here is my appeal- Let’s do this together. I am donating gift cards/certificates and I need you all to also.
Any amount that you give is helpful.
You can help me purchase more by sending the money OR
Buying some while you are shopping and mailing them to Wright Place TV Show.

or mail to Wright Place TV Show
8300 Utica Ave
3rd Floor
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

The deadline is December 15th in order to get them delivered.

Thank you for all your help and have a warm lovely holiday!

More info about Black Infant Health

Prototypes Black Infant Health
Place page
831 E Arrow Hwy # 17
Pomona, CA 91767-2535
(909) 626-4244