Is it that person with that you can rely on to always be self-assured and optimistic no matter the situation or circumstances?
Or, is it that person who is predisposed to contributing to the world around them, every watchful for that opportunity to give or lend a hand?
Or, is it that person who endeavors to always be fair, always be honest and always do the right thing no matter what it means for them?
Or maybe, is the most valuable person in your network that person who is a combination of all three – a confident presence, a generous disposition and an unwavering integrity?
Who is the person you can count on unequivocally? Who is the person you that accounts for the most? Who is your networking MVP? Think about it …
AmSpirit would like to CONGRATULATE Amy Schulze, of ACS Gahanna, Area Director and member of the Morse Crossing Chapter, for making the Dean’s List last semester at Ohio Dominican University. Her accomplishment was in the April 28, 2010 issue of Gahanna News.
In the book Power Networking, authors Donna Fisher and Sandy Vilas indicate that there is a new way to approach our networking interactions that eliminates rejection as an issue.
They state, “Rejection is an issue only if your focus is on having someone respond in a particular way. If you are relaying information primarily as a way to mutually share resources, then any response you get will support the flow of the [networking] process.”
In other words, if we approach people with the mindset that we are merely someone who is interested in sharing information with them (referrals, contacts, insights), no rejection can result.