I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. I’m sending you this daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others” – African Proverb
Tip # 40: Network, network, network!
Invest time and energy in building relationships. Networking is not just building a list of contacts who might be able to do something for you, it is about building relationships where you can support and inspire each other.
Challenge your pre-COVID assumptions about who your community is and search for opportunities to grow, expand and reach in new directions. Surprisingly this time of isolation has gifted us with an incredible wealth of ways to connect.
There are more webinars, zoom conference meetings and long phone calls happening than ever before. Suddenly, there has been a mass adoption of all the ways technology can bind us together, which invites us to reach out to people everywhere in many accessible ways.
One of the drivers for networking and building relationships is that it builds support for you. Whether it is personally or professionally, a big and diverse network means that whatever you need (advice, sales or inspiration) there is a bigger pool of people to lean on. Help is out there and you are not alone. Use this time to re-plan deeply and use your network to guide you.
Importantly – a network is a relationship – not a one way street. Shift your focus from what they can do for you, onto how you can support to your loved ones, clients and community. This focus on giving rather than receiving is very powerful. It is impossible to control what comes your way – but entirely within your control, is what you offer to others and how you do it.
The art of Happiness, Dalai Lama
In this unique and important book, one of the world’s great spiritual leaders offers his practical wisdom and advice on how we can overcome everyday human problems and achieve lasting happiness.