Some time ago, I was a keynote speaker at a conference that focused on creating happy clients. Obviously, given what I do and how I do it, many people believe that I have a lot to say about that particular topic and the reality is that yes, I do. It may not, however, be what most people want to hear.
I firmly believe that you shouldn’t aim to create happy clients when running your business. Imagine the surprise on the conference attendees face when I said that! It’s certainly not a popular opinion, but I strongly believe it’s an accurate one. You shouldn’t aim for happy clients. You should aim higher. You should aim for tribe members.
What are Tribe Members
Tribe members are individuals that have worked with you and are fully committed to what you do and the way that you get it done. They will do anything for you and they aren’t afraid to tell others about how much they love you and your company. In fact, “not afraid” is perhaps too weak of an impression. They love telling other people about your company and look for opportunities to do so!
These are the kind of customers you want to create. These are the ones that will provide the most value over time.
Where to Find Tribe Members
Tribe members are created based on great relationships. You build tribe members. You don’t find or create them. It’s a long process, but I promise it is totally worth it to have a group of individuals that you love and that love you when it comes to your business.
The reality of running a business means that tribe members are much more difficult to nurture than happy clients — a fact that is compounded when you take your business to scale. Odds are that, when operating on a large scale, you won’t just have happy clients…you’ll have unhappy clients as well. It’s inevitable. ‘
The key is identifying which of your current clients have tribe potential. Do you have clients that seem ecstatic about an interaction? Beyond happy? Over the moon, perhaps? These are great indicators that you’ve identified a tribe member early on. Nurture these people by going above and beyond for them in return.
In fact, there are four (4) things you can do every single day that will help you create the perfect environment to nurture tribe members. I cover these steps and so much more in my Empire Mastery Course. Visit AaronSansoni.com for more information!