290) Never Stop Giving

Never Stop Giving

The million-dollar question in networking is “How Do I Go About Getting Others To Know, Like & Trust Me?” An easy answer is to focus on giving to others, as nothing will endear you to individuals in your network like making a genuine effort to help them.   

Give referrals … Give additional contacts … Give opportunities … Give information … Give encouragement … Give support … Give, Give, Give.

When you give to others, they cannot help but come to know, like and trust you. In addition, you will develop the reputation of being a generous person. This will inspire others to want to help others too, and you’ll be swept up in their wonderful spirit of generosity.

So, with every person you encounter, ask yourself, “In what way could I help them?” When the answers come to you, take action. That will build know, like, and trust like nothing else. And this answer to the million-dollar question will in time yield you a similar return.


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216) Adhere To The Golden Rule

Do you want more from your network? Of course, you do. You’re not alone. Everyone does.

Everyone wants more referrals. Everyone wants to be connected to more opportunities. Everyone seeks inroads to great, game-changing information. And everyone wants all the other benefits that a network can provide. So, like everyone else, you want more from your network.

What most people fails to realize, however, is that if you want to get more from your network you need to focus on giving more to it. Though this might seem completely counterintuitive, it’s true.

This is often referred to as the Golden Rule of Networking and is simply stated as “Give First; Get Second.” This law is universal and is rooted in human nature, spanning time and remaining consistent from one culture to another.

So, if you want more from your network, begin today infusing it with referrals, opportunities, contacts, energy and whatever else could help others. In time, this will come back to you in plenty.


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