• 12.22.10

12 Reasons to Have Lunch With the Competition

Why you should add the competition to your network.

Twelve dynamic women speakers gathered together this week at
an upscale Houston restaurant to share in the holiday season, swap gifts and
check each other out. Invited to
this soiree, I didn’t know quite what to expect except that it would be loud
and I wondered how we would even begin to have a conversation since each of us
is used to having center stage all to ourselves.

12 Women Speakers

As food and stories were passed around and the gift exchange
began, I realized that these eleven women weren’t competition after all; they
were the best support network a girl could ask for.

So, I highly recommend lunch with the competition, especially
if it’s friendly competition. Get together, compare notes and see where it takes

Here are the twelve reasons I will do it again:

  1. New friends
  2. Motivation to improve
  3. Good food
  4. Excellent conversation
  5. People who actually understand what I do for a
  6. Kind words
  7. New ways to solve old problems
  8. Tried and true ways to solve new problems
  9. Books to read
  10. Events
    to attend
  11. Other
    speakers I should be listening to
  12. And,
    an amazing network to call on in the future

That and I walked away with a bottle of Chardonnay in the
gift exchange. Now that’s a great lunch!

About the author CEO Dayna Steele is a success author, business speaker, and occasional golfer. Dayna spent years working with the greatest rock stars in the world.