40 Days, 40 Habits You Should Break; Day #21: Not Connecting People In Your Network
Bad Habit #21: Not Connecting People In Your Network
In this world, it’s not about what you know, it’s about who you know. With that being said, you should constantly be looking for new ways to expand your network. What a lot of you fail to realize is that the best way to expand your network is by connecting different people that you currently associate with. It can be as simple as one of you friends needing a website developed and another one of your friends being a graphic designer with the skills to put a site together…set them up with each other. Even if the connection doesn’t work out as planned, the gesture alone will speak volumes. Making connections, whether small or large, will encourage others to look out for you in the future when they come across an opportunity that might be perfect for you. If you think about it, people want to be connected with a connector because they are valuable resources since they are genuinely interested and engaged in helping others succeed. If everyone wants to be connected to you, you will obviously benefit from a plethora of connections, as well as those of the people you are helping, to which you might not be privy to otherwise. Connecting people who can benefit each other is the most useful skill you can have on the entrepreneurial ladder of skills. When you help others succeed or make money by connecting them together, it sets forth a lot of good karma which will bring the success and money right back to you tenfold.
I found this awesome article by James Altucher entitled “The 9 Skills Needed to Be a Super-Connector”… take five minutes to read it then get to connecting…
In case you missed it… Bad Habit #20: Not Thinking Before You Speak