This comment from a coach on a Q&A Membership call I did the other day really made me think.
“Now that i’m no longer a lurker, my business is going much better”
(For those not familiar with the term ‘lurker’, in the world of teleclasses it refers to someone who is on the bridgeline but doesn’t say anything.. they just ‘lurk’ in the background and listen.)
It makes me wonder, what is the relationship between lurking and success?
I remember back in my CoachU training days, I was the *queen of lurking* on my training calls. I attended all my classes, but rarely spoke up or participated. To be honest I was usually multitasking, tsk tsk!
My coaching business never really took off either… coincidence? Hmmm.
Now, in my work as an Online Business Manager for various clients I *rarely* lurk. I’m usually totally engaged or actually leading the class itself (lurking while leading, don’t think that could work! hehe).
My OBM business is a success, where my coaching business was not…. double hmm.
I think that lurking may indicate a level of unwillingness to fully engage or commit… in the class itself and perhaps in our businesses as well.
So are you lurking on your classes or participating?
If you aren’t participating, why not? What is stopping you?
There could be various reasons, but I wonder if those reasons are also affecting your overall business success? Triple hmmm.
It’s worth taking a look at, and possibly making an effort to ‘unlurk’ from time to time… even just to say ‘hello’. 🙂