You are the boss of your own network. Design it thoughtfully.
Whether you realize it or not, you are already part of a variety of systems. You may just be so embedded in them that you can’t see them. Think about people in your circles at work, socially, geographically, family, community, schools, church, etc.
These are your natural networks! While some circles are chosen for you based on your workplace or where you send your kid to school, others you can take ownership.
Intentionally ADD people that ADD value.
Typically, a valuable network has these three types of people in it:
➜ Connectors. People who have large networks themselves and know a lot of different people. Their natural matchmaking capabilities see opportunities for people around them.
➜ Champions. People who want to see you succeed; cheerleaders that will speak your message without external motivation.
➜ Experts. Natural teachers who have particular expertise. Experts are imperative to your network because they can supply you with the information you need.
Build and nurture your network now by offering value to those around you. Not just when you need something.
Consider: Which type are you? Who is most valuable to you?
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