Making a connection is a valuable asset to your business and future projects (also personal growth). You never know when that person can lead you to an opportunity. It’s not all work and developing services. Put the time to get out there.
There are always lots of opportunities that come from just networking with people. It’s knowing which opportunity to jump onto that align with your personal goals and business. Opportunities come from referrals of clients you worked for in the past. Attending conferences or meetings, finding the like-minded folks who are also trying achieve their personal goals.
Look around you when attending a social event. Ask yourself if they are feeding off positive energy. Look for ways to surround yourself with uplifting people. Keep your mind focused and positive.
Get out of the comfort zone. As Steve Blank says on a constant basis “get out there” and see what works and what doesn’t. At first, connecting with someone at an event can be tough. But once you get two or more conversions in, it becomes a breeze to introduce yourself or have others introduce you to them.
Helping others is the ultimate satisfaction as a human being. Get involved with your community. You will be surprised by how much of an impact you will be to someone just by lending a hand.
Making lasting connections that will go beyond the past projects or business. Friendship is created from liked minded and similar interest. This is where comes the phrase “It’s not WHAT you know, but WHO you know”. This is where opportunities are created and ideas are started. Because of the trusting relationship you have with that person.
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