Are You Making Contact or Connections?
Ask yourself the following questions:
Who can you count on? Can they count on you? Did you need something the last time you called them? Or were you genuinely concerned about how they were doing?
Networking is not about your opportunity or what you can get someone to do. Networking is about making connections that last. Your list is more than just a database. It’s about the lives that you can change and the hope that you can give others!
I want people to look at my blog and say, “If he can do it I can.”
Making Connections Test That Really Works!
Do the following exercise:
- Write down the name of someone who has had a positive impact on you.
- Write down what they have done to help you.
- Now, write what you have done to help them.
If the last one is tough, then remember the words of Napoleon Hill “Your big opportunity may be right where you are now.” Take action today. People want to do business with their friends!
“It’s not who you know, it’s who knows YOU!” -Jefferey Gitomer
“Many people try to do everything on their own. Either they feel uncomfortable using their connections, or they don’t know them well enough to ask for the favor. Big Mistake!” -Jefferey Gitomer
“Your mother taught you everything you need to know about connecting before you were 10 years old: Make friends, play nice, tell the truth, take a bath, do your homework.” -Jeffery Gitomer
Making Connections Book
If you feel a bit overwhelmed, have no idea where to start, and the daunting task of making connections scares the hell out of you, that’s normal! I want you to sit up straight, take a deep breath, and relax. You don’t need a college in networking or to understand business to have success here. In fact, if you have even one person you can call a friend you already have the skills. Networking can be SIMPLE if you know what you’re doing!
For further reading we recommend:
Little Black Book of Connections: 6.5 Assets for Networking Your Way to Rich Relationships
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